Results for - Couple forced to give up newborn twins after wrong embryos implanted in IVF mix-up, lawsuit claims
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A couple from New York is taking legal action against a fertility clinic claiming their IVF treatment left them pregnant with twins who were unrelated to them or each other. After giving birth to twin boys, the couple agreed for themselves and their babies to undergo DNA tests, which confirmed that they were not genetically related to the children and that the two boys were not related to each other. They then had to “relinquish custody” of the children to the biological parents. According to the lawsuit, the couple do not know what happened to their own two embryos.
1. Do you agree with the woman having to give back the babies to their biological parents, even though she carried and gave birth to them?
2. The couple, identified in the lawsuit as A.P and Y.Z., say that they first consulted CHA Fertility Center in January 2018, and that a first attempt at in vitro fertilization in July failed. According to The New York Post, a second attempt just a month later was successful, but the couple claims that they raised alarm early on in the pregnancy after they were told they were carrying twin boys, as they had only unfrozen two female embryos. If you could, would you choose the sex of your unborn child?
3. If you or a family member/friend have considered using IVF, does hearing about mix-ups like this make you apprehensive?