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News: Canadian MP's bill to decriminalise surrogacy and donor payments

04 June 2018 by Kulraj Singh Bhangra

A private member's bill aims to decriminalise payments for sperm, eggs and surrogacy in Canada.

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News: Act to widen fertility care access goes to US House and Senate

31 May 2018 by Jennifer Willows

A bill has been introduced into the US Senate and House of Representatives, which, if passed, would significantly widen access to fertility treatment. 

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Announcement: Monash Master of Clinical Embryology now on Facebook

25 May 2018 by Mulyoto Pangestu
Monash Master of Clinical Embryology now on Facebook

Education Program in Reproduction and Development (EPRD) is the postgraduate education program of the Monash University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The primary aim of EPRD is to foster education and research into reproductive biology. A diverse range of highly qualified researchers and academics contribute considerable expertise to the EPRD's Degree and professional short course programs. Consequently, ERPD is well placed to provide exceptional education and training in the multi-faceted and exciting discipline that this field has become.

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Article: World Embryology Day / World Art Day?

22 May 2018 by Liesl Nel-Themaat

A few months back a requested was made to declare Louise Brown’s birthday (Jul 25) World Art Day, essentially doing away with World Embryology Day. This motion may offend Embryologists across the globe. We therefore are conducting a survey to assess how Embryologists world-wide would react to losing their unique day. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CMQX2FF

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News: Sperm proteins may help understand infertility

21 May 2018 by Dr Katie Howe

Scientists have demonstrated how certain molecules are vital for maintaining the shape of sperm cells, which may have implications for understanding male fertility.

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News: Hopes for PCOS cure as scientists reveal cause in mice

21 May 2018 by Dr Elizabeth Oliver

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be due to a hormone imbalance before birth, research has revealed. 

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News: Depression linked to lower fertility in men

21 May 2018 by Melanie Krause

Men who have major depression are less likely to conceive a child, a clinical study at the US National Institute of Health has found.

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News: Acupuncture does not affect IVF success rate

21 May 2018 by Grace O'Regan

Acupuncture during IVF treatment does not increase the chances of having a baby, according to new research. A study published this week in JAMA and led by Professor Caroline Smith from Western Sydney University, Australia, compared the birth rate in women who received traditional acupuncture during their course of IVF to those who received a sham acupuncture treatment. 

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Announcement: MSc in Clinical Embryology - Applications for entry in October 2019

16 May 2018 by Laura Rose
MSc in Clinical Embryology - Applications for entry in October 2019

The deadline for applications for the MSc in Clinical Embryology starting in October 2019 is 12 noon (midday) GMT on Friday 11th January 2019.  

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Article: Is genetic relatedness worth the risks and costs of mitochondrial replacement?

14 May 2018 by Dr Owen Schaefer

Amid international debate on mitochondrial donation, Singapore's Bioethics Advisory Committee has prompted much discussion nationally over the issue. It has recently opened public consultation on the ethical, social and legal aspects of this innovative intervention. 

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