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Article: Are emerging environmental contaminants a threat to male fertility?

24 May 2022 by Microptic
Are emerging environmental contaminants a threat to male fertility?

Unexplained male infertility is evident in up to 25% of male factor infertility cases and exposure to environmental contaminants could be one of many culprits in the global decline in male fertility. Since many of these compounds end up in water bodies, it is referred to as Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) and are typically not regulated under current environmental laws.

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Webinar: AI - UNDER THE HOOD

24 May 2022 by International IVF Initiative
AI - UNDER THE HOOD

Tuesday, 24th May at 3pm EST, 8pm UK, 9pm CET
This session is sponsored by IVF 2.0

Moderators:
Dr Charles Bormann and Dr Irene Dimitriadis and Olcay Ocali 

Panelists:
Lizeth Barrientos and Giles Palmer

Introduction by Dr. Jacques Cohen
Artificial Intelligence- Lessons from Other Disciplines in Medicine

AI at work: The Mexican Experience
Dr. Gerardo Mendizaba Ruiz

Making your Mind Up
Alejandro Chavez Badiola

Round Table Discussion

REGISTER

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News: HFEA considers proposing donor anonymity law changes

24 May 2022 by Hannah Flynn

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) is considering ways gamete donor anonymity laws could be changed, as the advent of straight-to-consumer genetic testing has 'thrown into question' the assumption of anonymity. 

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News: HFEA reports on IVF access during the COVID-19 pandemic

24 May 2022 by Cliona Farrell

NHS-funded IVF cycles were slower to resume on average than privately-funded treatments after the mandatory closure of all UK clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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News: Sperm epigenetics linked to likelihood of pregnancy

24 May 2022 by Daniel Jacobson

A new method for determining the 'biological age' of sperm may be a useful predictor of pregnancy success.

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News: Colorado bans anonymous sperm and egg donation from 2025

24 May 2022 by Jen Willows

Colorado has passed a bill that will give donor-conceived people the right to access information about their donors.

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News: Rat testicle cells frozen for 23 years make sperm

24 May 2022 by David Cansfield

Rat testicle stem cells that were frozen for 23 years and then grafted onto infertile mice, have been shown to produce viable sperm.

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News: Man seeks High Court ruling to use frozen embryos after wife's death

24 May 2022 by Cliona Farrell

A widower is seeking High Court approval to use a single remaining embryo he created with his deceased wife, for which he has no written consent.

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News: Precursor to blood-forming stem cells determined in human embryo

24 May 2022 by Catherine Turnbull

Precursors to the stem cells that make blood have been derived in vitro from human pluripotent stem cells for the first time.

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Announcement: Quality Control Program for IVF Lab

21 May 2022 by Shivani Scientific
Quality Control Program for IVF Lab

IVF Lab - Looking for quality management, compliance & efficiency..?

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