In March 2013, Shen Jie and Liu Xi were on the cusp of starting a family — a scheduled in vitro fertilization procedure was only days away — when the Chinese couple’s car slammed into a tree in Jiangsu province.Liu was killed right away; Shen died five days later, reports said.At the Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Liu’s fertilized embryos sat in a tank of liquid nitrogen, preserved at minus 196 degrees Celsius. For Shen and Liu’s extended families, the frozen embryos became their only hope for a new generation.The tragedy set off a years-long battle in court, as the parents of both Shen and Liu fought to claim the fertilized embryos as their own. The case, first reported by the Beijing News, presented countless hurdles: The most daunting, perhaps, was that there was no legal precedent in China for parents to inherit the embryos of their deceased children.Nevertheless, Shen’s and Liu’s parents tried a risky legal move — suing … [Read more...] about A Chinese couple died in a car crash. Four years later, their child was born.
There are several cases of medical miracle but here is a Chinese baby who was born to a surrogate mother, becoming one of the rare incidents in the history of the medical field, as his birth took place four years after his parents died in a car accident. The biological parents of the child, or Tiantian, are Shen Jie and Liu Xi. They froze several embryos in a hope that they will have a child through in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 2013. But the couple died in a car accident in Jiangsu, few days before the doctors decided to transfer one of the embryos to Liu. After the incident, the parents of the dead couple went through a prolonged legal process to obtain the fertilized eggs, which were stored in a hospital of Nanjing. The Beijing News reported that when grandparents of the unborn baby won the case, the way to the birth of the child was cleared and he was born to a surrogate mother in December 2017. But the grandparents had to face several other issues even after the judge granted … [Read more...] about Chinese baby born 4 years after his parents’ death, prolonged legal battle by grandparents
A surrogate mother in China gave birth to a baby boy whose parents died in a 2013 car crash, according to a report. The biological parents had embryos frozen that they hoped would one day become their children during rounds of in vitro fertilization, the Beijing News reports. After their death, their parents fought a legal battle to use the embryos and hire a surrogate to carry them. After the four grandparents won the right to the embryos, a woman from Laos became their surrogate and gave birth to a baby boy this past December. There was no precedent for this kind of case in the country and even after the legalities were settled, the two couples could not move the embryos from their home at the Nanjing hospital without first proving that another would be able to store them. They decided instead to search for a surrogate outside of the country and found the woman from Laos. Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson welcome baby girl … [Read more...] about Baby born four years after death of both parents
A surrogate mother has given birth to a baby boy in China four years after his parents died in a car crash, Chinese media reported. The deceased couple was undergoing fertility treatments before the fatal accident in 2013. Their parents fought a drawn-out legal battle to gain access to the couple's fertilized embryos, kept in a hospital in the eastern city of Nanjing. The baby boy -- nicknamed "Tiantian," or "sweet" in Mandarin -- was born on December 9 to a Laotian surrogate, the Beijing News reported Tuesday. Surrogacy is illegal in China, forcing those who can afford it to look for potential options abroad. Laos has become the latest impoverished nation in Asia to witness a flourishing but legally opaque commercial surrogacy industry after countries like Thailand, Cambodia and Nepal outlawed the practice in recent years. "He's always smiling. His eyes are like my daughter's, but he looks more like his dad," new grandmother Hu Xingxian, told the state-run newspaper. The grandparents … [Read more...] about Baby Born Four Years After Parents’ Death
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Yingtong Ding, Jinyi Zhou, Jie Yang, Lucie Laflamme; Demographic and regional characteristics of road traffic injury deaths in Jiangsu Province, China, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages e79–e87, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw058 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract BackgroundThe study investigates the magnitude and distribution of fatal road traffic injuries (RTIs) … [Read more...] about Demographic and regional characteristics of road traffic injury deaths in Jiangsu Province, China