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News: Australian woman wins right to IVF without estranged husband's consent

01 October 2018 by Sarah Pritchard

A woman in Melbourne, Australia, has won the right to have IVF treatment using donor sperm, without the consent of her estranged husband. 

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News: French ethics body backs IVF for single and lesbian women

01 October 2018 by Isobel Steer

France's national consultative committee on bioethics (CCNE) has said that single women and gay women should be able to access IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies. Currently these treatments are available only to heterosexual couples in France.

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News: NHS to be sued over failing to offer trans patients egg and sperm freezing

01 October 2018 by Georgia Everett

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (ERHC) is preparing to sue NHS England over its failure to offer fertility preservation services to transgender patients. 

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Journal Updates: Human Reproduction - Volume 33 Issue 10. October 2018

24 September 2018 by Human Reproduction

Articles include:

Inconclusive chromosomal assessment after blastocyst biopsy: prevalence, causative factors and outcomes after re-biopsy and re-vitrification. A multicenter experience 

Danilo Cimadomo,  Laura Rienzi,  Valeria Romanelli,  Erminia Alviggi, Paolo Emanuele Levi-Setti,  Elena Albani,  Ludovica Dusi , Letizia Papini,  Claudia Livi, Francesca Benini,  Antonella Smeraldi, Cristina Patassini, Filippo Maria Ubaldi, Antonio Capalbo.

A cost-effectiveness analysis of freeze-only or fresh embryo transfer in IVF of non-PCOS women

Khoa D Le,  Lan N Vuong,  Tuong M Ho,  Vinh Q Dang,  Toan D Pham , Clarabelle T Pham, Robert J Norman,  Ben Willem

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News: Frequent sex – not abstinence – is better for sperm quality

24 September 2018 by Christie Whitehouse

Sperm quality and pregnancy outcomes in IVF may be improved with frequent ejaculation, a new study suggests.

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News: Embryology Training program

21 September 2018 by Chennai Fertility Center and Research Institute

October training batch schedule - 3rd - 17th October

The International School of Embryology was established to offer training for clinicians in advanced reproductive technologies. Our skill and precision to all aspirants help them to know in-depth knowledge and experience. The members of our teaching faculty aim to bring doctors and embryologists to the highest level of knowledge about reproductive techniques and practical capability in the field.

Our courses cover basics in andrology, embryology, ICSI and cryosciences (Hands-on).

Limited Seats. For admission Contact 044 45588822 / 9003111598

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Article: Battle-worn: Setting up a multi-centre, randomised, controlled trial in the UK

17 September 2018 by Professor Roy Homburg and Dr Albert Opoku

Why has clinical evidence on IVF 'add-ons' not been forthcoming? A recent BBC Panorama programme investigated the use of these unproven add-ons – throughout the documentary there were repeated pleas for an evidence base for these treatments. Our experiences may shed light on why such evidence has not emerged.

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News: BPA-free plastics harm eggs and sperm in mice

17 September 2018 by Dr Elizabeth Oliver

Plastics that do not contain bisphenol A (BPA) – a compound known to harm reproductive health – may not necessarily be any safer than those that do, experiments in mice have shown. 

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News: Freeze eggs before 35 for IVF success, says UK report

17 September 2018 by Georgia Everett

The age at which a woman freezes her eggs has a significant impact on IVF success when they are thawed, suggests a new report by the UK's fertility regulator.

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News: 'Freeze all' policy for embryos not always best for IVF

03 September 2018 by Georgia Everett

A study looking at whether frozen or fresh embryo transfers yield the best outcomes for IVF patients has found that the best technique varies from person to person, depending on their cycle so far. 

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