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News: Lack of vitamin D linked to lower birth rates after fertility treatment

20 November 2017 by Dr Katie Howe

Women who had fertility treatments were a third less likely to deliver a baby if they had low levels of vitamin D compared with women who sufficient vitamin D, a review study has found.

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News: Two couples sue fertility clinic for providing eggs with genetic abnormalities

20 November 2017 by Nina Chohan

The New York fertility clinic is facing two lawsuits from couples whose children, conceived using donor eggs from the centre, have Fragile X syndrome.

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IVF Journal Updates: Reproductive BioMedicine Online: November 2017 (Volume 35, Issue 5)

20 November 2017 by Reproductive BioMedicine Online

Articles include: 

Charlene Herbemont, Solmaz Sarandi, Jeremy Boujenah, Isabelle Cedrin-Durnerin, Nathalie Sermondade, Alexandre Vivot, Christophe Poncelet, Michael Grynberg, Christophe Sifer 

Tarek El-Toukhy, Julia Y. Kopeika, Yusuf Beebeejaun, Omar El Tokhy, Jyotsna Pundir, Yacoub Khalaf 

Norbert Gleicher, Vitaly A. Kushnir, David A. Albertini, David H. Barad 

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News: UK waits for law reform after genetic mother ineligible for legal parenthood

13 November 2017 by Sean Byrne

A woman has been denied legal parenthood of her surrogate-born child because she is single, despite being the genetic mother.

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News: Male infertility care 'insensitive' says survey

06 November 2017 by Lea Goetz

Men with infertility experience stigmatisation and a lack of support, a first survey on the subject found.

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News: Transferring just one embryo doubles IVF success

06 November 2017 by Helen Robertson

Using just one embryo during IVF results in a much higher chance of a healthy pregnancy and birth, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

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News: US surrogate fights for own genetic baby

06 November 2017 by Antony Blackburn-Starza

A US surrogate has been united with her genetic child who she carried alongside the intended parents' embryo in an apparent case of superfetation. 

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News: Financial incentives in Australia change doctors' IVF advice

06 November 2017 by Georgia Everett

Australian bioethicists have expressed concern that the country's assisted reproductive technology (ART) industry has become increasingly motivated by profit, causing a conflict of interest.

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News: Audit shows IVF postcode lottery in England has worsened

30 October 2017 by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Access to IVF (in vitro fertilisation) in England has worsened considerably over the last five years, according to data obtained by Fertility Fairness.

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News: UK NEQAS Reproductive Science Scheme 2017 - 2018

27 October 2017 by Hans Stöhr
UK NEQAS Reproductive Science Scheme 2017 - 2018

Online assessment for inter-laboratory quality control in reproductive science (Embryology and Andrology), which consists of 4 distributions per annum. Next distribution will start on November 6.

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