Archive for the ‘fertility’ Category

Octomom gets $1 million offer to do a porno flick

February 26, 2009

The 33-year old disabled Nadya Suleman who caused a flurry of controversies for giving birth to 8 premature babies via in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in addition to 6 other children is now being offered to make a living.

Vivid Entertainment has asked the jobless mom to appear in a pornographic movie for $1 million plus a year of insurance for herself and her 14 children. The film company is waiting for the decision.

The emotionally unstable single mother with history of depression has been on social welfare. In danger of being evicted from a foreclosed 3-bedroom home with her bankrupt parents in California, Suleman has made several TV interviews including a recent appearance with feel-good psychology guru Dr. Phil McGraw. She complains that if she has no means of supporting her newborns, the hospital may opt to leave her out from custody of the children.

The debates for or against Nadya Suleman haven’t died down. In this complicated world, the birth of octuplets to a financially cash-strapped woman can be exploited way beyond the confines of propriety and moral values.

Just a month after her delivery, she has this skin flick offer. The exploitation is evident from the time her fertility doctor implanted the eight embryos against known standards of ethical and scientific medical judgement. This upsetting life story is an offshoot of the liberalism in United States where the pursuit of individualism has blurred the choice between right and wrong. (Photo Credit: LA Times/ Paul Drinkwater/ NBC) =0=

UPDATE: After Nadya Suleman got the porno film offer, a competing movie/video outfit which peddles smut asks the octomom to reject the $1 million sex movie in favor of a year of diapers that it promises to give away for her children.

RELATED BLOG: “Octuplets spark debate on medical, socio-economic, & moral issues of assisted pregnancies” Posted by mesiamd at 2/01/2009

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Fecund birth and elderly parturition

December 19, 2008

The arrival of a baby is one of the happiest moments of a family. It is even happier for the Duggar family in Arkansas that welcomes Jordyn-Grace Makiya, a 7 pound, 3 ounces baby girl, the 18th member of the brood. Jim Bob Duggar and wife Michele who are devoted to parenting have now 10 sons and eight daughters. “The ultimate gift from God,” said the ecstatic father whose baby was born by caesarean section (CS) on Thursday, December 18, 2008 at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers, AK.

In India, a similarly happy couple celebrates the birth of their healthy daughter after a pregnancy that was made possible by fertility treatment. At 70 years old, two decades beyond the usual age of menopause, Rajo Devi delivered by CS at the National Fertility Center in Hisar, India, Monday, Dec. 8, 2008. She and husband Bala Ram, 72, had been trying to have a baby for about ten years in a community which bears stigma on childless couples.

Because of modern technology, changing cultural norms, and individual preferences, more couples like the Duggars and the Rams are able to decide on unusual choices of family size and age of childbearing. It is unclear what these choices will bring to their children of the future. (Photo Credit: AP/ Beth Hall; AP /Devendra Uppal) =0=

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