Françoise Baylis

Françoise Baylis is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy in the Faculty of Medicine and Novel Tech Ethics at Dalhousie University.

Articles and Opinion Pieces by this author

Will Quebec’s cut to IVF funding lead to more multiple pregnancies?

Women who get pregnant without using technology typically have one baby at a time. Women who use technology such as fertility drugs or in vitro Fertilization (IVF) are at increased risk of getting pregnant with twins, triplets or more. While this may seem like good news for women who might not otherwise get pregnant, multiple…

Left out in the cold: seven reasons not to freeze your eggs

In 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) lifted the experimental designation on human egg freezing. At this time, it was careful to indicate that freezing technology should not to be used for elective purposes, particularly as this might give young women false hope. A 2014 fact sheet prepared by the ASRM confirms that “Even in…