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News: No scientific basis for ten-year egg freezing limit, says minister

25 February 2019 by Yvonne Collins

Baroness Nicola Blackwood, junior minister for innovation in the Department of Health and Social Care has acknowledged that there is a lack of evidence to back up the current time limit on egg freezing. 

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Article: Extending the ten-year storage limit for frozen eggs

25 February 2019 by Salima Budhani and Theodora Middleton

The UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 requires that human gametes (eggs and sperm) and embryos collected and stored by fertility clinics be destroyed after ten years, except in cases of premature infertility. This time limit applies to women often referred to as 'social' egg freezers irrespective of the age of the woman when the ten-year limit is reached; it applies equally to women who froze eggs when aged 25 and those who froze eggs at 45. 

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Journal Updates: Reproductive BioMedicine Online: February 2019 (Volume 38, Issue 2)

18 February 2019 by Reproductive BioMedicine Online
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News: Shape of female reproductive tract weeds out weak sperm

18 February 2019 by Jakki Magowan

Slower sperm are beaten by stronger and faster sperm when competing to fertilise an egg due to restrictive bottlenecks in the female reproductive tract.

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News: 'Older' sperm produce healthier offspring

18 February 2019 by Dr Elizabeth Oliver

Selecting sperm with greater stamina results in offspring that are healthier and live longer, according to a recent study in zebrafish.

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News: WHO forms human genome editing panel in wake of controversy

18 February 2019 by Sam Sherratt

The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an 18-member committee of scientific experts from around the globe next month with the goal of developing international standards for the oversight of human genome editing.

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News: IVF linked to pregnancy complication risk in women

12 February 2019 by Jakki Magowan

Women who have fertility treatments have a slightly higher risk of severe complications during pregnancy and delivery than those not undergoing treatment.

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News: IVF, ART & EMBRYOLOGY TRAINING

08 February 2019 by Chennai Fertility Center and Research Institute

March training batch schedule - 4th - 18th March 2019

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.

For the aspirants in the field of embryology, Our course on embryology covers, the basics in andrology, embryology, ICSI, and cryosciences (100% Hands-on).

For the clinicians, our course covers ovulation induction procedures, follicular study, egg pickup and transfer, endoscopic surgeries, and basics in embryology.

Limited Seats. For admission Contact 044 45588822 / 9003111598

 

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News: Sperm hyperactivity discovery could lead to better fertility tests

04 February 2019 by Shaoni Bhattacharya

A study which pinpoints exactly how sperm wiggle may one day help develop better diagnostic tests for infertility.

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News: Sperm bank warns against tracing anonymous donor via DNA test

04 February 2019 by Martha Henriques

A woman in Portland, Oregon, has been issued a warning from the sperm bank she used to conceive her child, after finding and contacting her donor's family via a 23andMe DNA test. 

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