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News: Italian IVF clinic violated woman's human rights by forcing pregnancy

01 April 2019 by Hugo Wolfe

Italy violated a woman's right to health after the country's fertility laws led to a forced pregnancy, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights concluded on Wednesday.

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News: Healthy monkey born from sperm from transplanted testes tissue

25 March 2019 by Bernie Owusu-Yaw

A healthy female monkey, called Grady, has been born using sperm isolated from transplanted testicular tissue, marking the first time a live primate has been produced using this technique.

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News: Sperm DNA taken directly from testes of infertile men is healthy

25 March 2019 by Shaoni Bhattacharya

The DNA of sperm taken directly from the testicles of infertile men is as healthy as that of sperm ejaculated by fertile men, suggests a new study.

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News: US hospital sued for keeping embryo without mother's knowledge

25 March 2019 by Hugo Wolfe

A Massachusetts woman is suing a hospital for storing her embryos for years without telling her.

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News: Virtual sperm suggest that strong tails may be key for IVF

25 March 2019 by Catherine Heffner

Stronger tails help human sperm in their race to fertilise eggs, mathematical modelling suggests.

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News: Obituary: Baroness Mary Warnock, IVF ethicist and PET patron

25 March 2019 by Rachel Siden

Baroness Mary Warnock, a pioneer of embryology research ethics and a patron of the Progress Educational Trust (PET), has died at the age of 94.

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Article: Baroness Mary Warnock: An awesome intellect and joyous human being

25 March 2019 by Dr Sue Avery

It is November 2015, and the woman described by the Daily Mail as having 'a monstrous ego that has destroyed so much of our moral and social heritage', is sitting, small and twinkly-eyed, on the sofa in her south London home, with Sarah Norcross (PET director), Kirsty Horsey (PET adviser) and myself.

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News: First legal challenge to 10-year limit on egg freezing

18 March 2019 by Martha Henriques

A group of women is bringing the UK's first legal challenge to the ten-year limit on preserving frozen eggs. The women had their eggs frozen nearly ten years ago and wish to continue to preserve them in order to start a family in the future. Lawyers representing the group have advised that the ten-year limit may breach their human right to a private and family life. 

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News: IVF baby birth weights have been rising for 25 years

18 March 2019 by Bernie Owusu-Yaw

The average birth weight of babies conceived by IVF has increased by approximately 180 grams over a 25-year period, a UK study suggests.

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News: Four in 10 young women would consider egg freezing

18 March 2019 by Yvonne Collins

A survey by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has found that 44 percent of women aged 18-24 would consider freezing their eggs in the future.  

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