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News: Fertility rate halves across world

12 November 2018 by Eleanor Lynam
The number of children born per woman has halved globally since 1950, according to a study published in The Lancet. Researchers found that although the global population has roughly tripled from 2.6 billion to 7.6 billion, the fertility rate has dropped from 4.7 live births per woman in 1950 to 2.4 in 2017. As well as women having better access to education, employment and health services, the fall in fertility rate has been attributed to better infant survival rate and an increase in the average age of marriage.
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News: Rising IVF success blamed for fall in England's adoption rates

12 November 2018 by Sarah Pritchard
Improvements in the success rates of IVF treatment have been cited as part of the reason fewer people are choosing to adopt children in the UK, despite the number of children currently in care reaching a record high. IVF treatment has risen from around seven percent success per cycle to around 30 percent for women under 35 years.
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Conference: 2019 Southwest Embryology Summit

07 November 2018 by Jean Popwell, PhD HCLD
2019 Southwest Embryology Summit The Southwest Embryology Summit (SWES) will be held on Jan. 4-5, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ. This meeting gives embryologists, andrologists and IVF lab directors a chance to hear great talks in an interactive setting. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, partcipate in lively discussions, get to know the speakerss and other participants all while earning CEUs! Last year's participants earned a total of 1.2 CEUs. Registration is $75 and covers both conference days. Hotel rates for SWES participants are good up to December 6, 2018. 480-664-1221
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Journal Updates: Reproductive BioMedicine Online: October 2018 (Volume 37, Issue 4)

02 November 2018 by Reproductive BioMedicine Online
Reproductive BioMedicine Online: October 2018 (Volume 37, Issue 4) Articles include: The UK´s anomalous 10-year limit on oocyte storage: time to change the law Peter Bowen-Simpkins, Jinjun J Wang, Kamal K Ahuja Status of preimplantation genetic testing and embryo selection Santiago Munné
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News: Local areas in England are setting their own IVF access criteria

29 October 2018 by Jennifer Willows
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England are setting their own criteria – contrary to official guidelines – to ration access to NHS fertility services, according to campaign group Fertility Fairness.
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News: In defence of IVF

29 October 2018 by Dr Raj Mathur
It is striking how IVF has become part of the national conversation in ways that would have been unthinkable one or two decades ago. Not all news has been good news; in the recent past, reports have revealed examples of unethical practice relating to inducements for donating eggs and sex selection. These are instances of the press doing its job of holding professionals to account, and present an opportunity for the fertility sector as well as its regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).
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Journal Updates: Human Reproduction: Volume 33, Issue 11, November 2018

29 October 2018 by Human Reproduction
Human Reproduction: Volume 33, Issue 11, November 2018 Articles include: A novel solution for freezing small numbers of spermatozoa using a sperm vitrification device Arie Berkovitz; Netanella Miller; Michal Silberman; Michael Belenky; Pavel Itsykson Human Reproduction, Volume 33, Issue 11, 1 November 2018, Pages 1975–1983 Editor's Choice: 1.36% zygote splitting after nearly one million single embryo transfers Human Reproduction, Volume 33, Issue 11, 1 November 2018, Pages e1 Associations of blastocyst features, trophectoderm biopsy and other laboratory practice with post-warming behavior and implantation Danilo Cimadomo; Antonio Capalbo; Paolo Emanuele Levi-Setti; Daria Soscia; Giovanna Orlando Human Reproduction, Volume 33, Issue 11, 1 November 2018, Pages 1992–2001
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News: Sperm quality is seasonal, suggests study

22 October 2018 by Dr Katie Howe
Men produce the higher quality sperm in autumn and spring, according to a large study in the USA.
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News: Same-sex mice have pups thanks to stem cell technique

15 October 2018 by Maria Botcharova
Researchers have bred mouse pups with genetic material from two male, or two female parents.
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News: Why single embryo transfers in IVF sometimes result in twins

15 October 2018 by Jamie Rickman
The reasons why IVF treatment sometimes results in twin or triplet births – even though only one embryo is used – have been found by the largest study to date on single embryo transfer (SET) and multiple pregnancy.
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