Vaclav Kirsner, PhD

@bioZhena

To bring women's personal reproductive management into the 21st Century and to provide diagnostic menstrual profiles to doctors & payers https://t.co/emGLO9fJyQ

MARINA RICHTEROVÁ - Golgota, Hommage a P. Bruegel, 1998 and The Juliet, 2000  For the artist’s biography see the earlier twitpicked picture at http://twitpic.com/942swy 
or the source of the pictures: http://www.gallery.cz/gallery/en/Vystava/1999_01/Ramec_V.html 

The two images accompanied bioZhena’s Weblog post “The perils of IVF, of ARTs, of giving birth at old age – part 2”, at http://biozhena.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/the-perils-of-ivf-of-arts-of-giving-birth-at-old-age-part-2/ . Gist: Tidbits from a debate at a LinkedIn group about DANGERS OF IN VITRO FERTILIZATION. And I offer Google Ngram evidence for why I was justified to exclaim, “Damn the bloody Pill”. People debate hotly burdening future generations with debt – but we don’t seem to care about burdening them with health consequences of the daft but so prevalent postponement of motherhood until it’s too late. Consequences, potential until experienced: Birth defects in IVF kids, and – theoretically, speculatively - epigenetic harm in subsequent generations of offspring. Do we really demand the direct human harm and suffering proof before reconsidering…? Is ambulance chasing the way?

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1528 days ago

MARINA RICHTEROVÁ - Golgota, Hommage a P. Bruegel, 1998 and The Juliet, 2000 For the artist’s biography see the earlier twitpicked picture at http://twitpic.com/942swy
or the source of the pictures: http://www.gallery.cz/gallery/en/Vystava/1999_01/Ramec_V.html

The two images accompanied bioZhena’s Weblog post “The perils of IVF, of ARTs, of giving birth at old age – part 2”, at http://biozhena.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/the-perils-of-ivf-of-arts-of-giving-birth-at-old-age-part-2/ . Gist: Tidbits from a debate at a LinkedIn group about DANGERS OF IN VITRO FERTILIZATION. And I offer Google Ngram evidence for why I was justified to exclaim, “Damn the bloody Pill”. People debate hotly burdening future generations with debt – but we don’t seem to care about burdening them with health consequences of the daft but so prevalent postponement of motherhood until it’s too late. Consequences, potential until experienced: Birth defects in IVF kids, and – theoretically, speculatively - epigenetic harm in subsequent generations of offspring. Do we really demand the direct human harm and suffering proof before reconsidering…? Is ambulance chasing the way?

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bioZhena 1296 days ago

Think twice before you go 4 IVF, and mainly before you decide that having a baby can wait http://to.ly/d0iq

bioZhena 1509 days ago

They take a sperm that is probably not normal and force it to #conceive said Dr Darine http://to.ly/dp1G #IVF

bioZhena 1522 days ago

Hey #TwentySomething #Girl Let your #young years & #ova get away from you if you want to resemble this Juliet

bioZhena 1528 days ago

4 #infertile http://to.ly/d0iq Question=can #IVF produce same quality offspring at same rate as the real thing