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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1997 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The biggest settlements to date arising from the UC Irvine fertility clinic scandal were approved this week, when University of California regents reached agreement with five couples victimized by doctors treating the wives for infertility. Two of the couples received settlements of $695,000 and $654,000 each, the largest sums awarded in the 72 civil lawsuits settled so far. The other three settlements also finalized Monday were for $5,450, $55,000 and $260,000.
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NEWS
June 9, 1995 | JULIE MARQUIS and TRACY WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center will sever all ties with its branch of the Center for Reproductive Health because of alleged insurance fraud, misappropriation of funds and misuse of drugs at the main clinic at UC Irvine, a spokesman said Thursday. But attorneys for the clinic's doctors dug in their heels, contending that Saddleback has not filled contractual obligations to provide their clients with grounds for termination and an opportunity to remedy any perceived problems.
OPINION
May 11, 2007
Re "And then there were two," Opinion, May 6 Implanting five embryos to get one or two viable ones is really human farming. Dan Neil and his wife accepted the abortions as part of the fertility process. Neil acknowledges the need for killing fetuses later in his article, after the introductory lie claiming "we didn't mean to." With all the other issues here, this article really highlights how eugenics (the boys might have been autistic) is the driving philosophy. The slippery slope of choice here is who gets to play God and who consciously decides who lives and who dies.
NEWS
July 24, 1995 | JULIE MARQUIS and TRACY WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
When the headline-grabbing allegations of possible human egg theft broke at UC Irvine in May, Newport Beach attorney Theodore S. Wentworth swung into action. Within weeks he had signed on one local couple as clients, put them through a crash course in media relations and sat them in front of reporter after reporter to field intimate queries about allegations that the wife's eggs may have been given to another woman.
NEWS
June 15, 1995
Here are excerpts from Wednesday's testimony before a Senate panel probing UC Irvine's Center for Reproductive Health. Debra Krahel: whistle-blower and former senior associate director of ambulatory care at UCI Medical Center: "By December, 1993, I had discovered questionable financial arrangements between the medical center and the doctors at the Center for Reproductive Health.
HEALTH
January 20, 2003 | Paul Recer, Associated Press
Scientists have identified the glue-like action that causes embryos to stick to the lining of a woman's uterus, a discovery that could lead to new treatments for infertility and new kinds of contraceptives. The research, appearing Friday in the journal Science, explains for the first time what causes the embryo, floating freely in the reproductive tract, to stop and burrow into the wall of the uterus.
NEWS
September 30, 1987 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and HARRY NELSON, Times Staff Writers
In a breakthrough for infertile couples, the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of California has agreed to pay millions of dollars for in-vitro fertilization treatments to help some of its members conceive so-called "test-tube" babies. The agreement will bring an end to a unique class-action lawsuit filed by more than a dozen Kaiser patients who were denied coverage of the infertility treatment several years ago on the grounds the procedure was "experimental."
HEALTH
December 23, 2002 | Dianne Partie Lange
Women who are trying to become pregnant may not be using the most accurate predictor of fertility, says a researcher who has studied the best method of gauging the "window of fertility." That window is the six-day period during which conception can occur. It consists of the five days before ovulation and the day of ovulation itself. But the greatest probability of conception results from intercourse one or two days before ovulation, not the day of ovulation as had been thought, says Dr.
SCIENCE
December 11, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Scientists at Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island have discovered that an hour of using a computer on the lap is enough to heat up a man's testes, and the 4.9-degree Fahrenheit increase may impair fertility, they reported in the journal Human Reproduction. Further tests are necessary to determine just how much heat would be detrimental to sperm, they said, and the next step is to measure sperm count before and after laptop use. Nevertheless, said Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1997 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Sacramento woman filed a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday alleging that former UC Irvine fertility doctor Ricardo H. Asch stole her eggs and then transplanted one in another woman who gave birth. Jenny Humphrey Kohler, who was Asch's patient in 1987, is seeking unspecified damages against UCI Medical Center, alleging negligence, fraud and conspiracy, among other things, according to court documents.
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