Friday, May 09, 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

'No early menopause' through IVF

IVF does not lead to an early menopause or more severe menopausal
symptoms, one of the first studies into the long-term effects of the
treatment suggests.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Raids on UK IVF clinics

"Investigators have made unannounced visits to two clinics run by Britain's most successful test-tube baby doctor.

The police-accompanied inspections were carried out by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) with a court warrant.

The HFEA says this is part of regulatory action and that it has been contacted by a whistleblower.

One of the clinics was secretly filmed by Panorama offering unproven treatment to women, potentially risking health"

Read more... BBC news

Jessica Rowe's IVF baby is born

Australian news presenter Jessica Rowe and journalist husband Peter Overton welcomed their baby daughter this week. Rowe underwent four rounds of IVF before falling pregnant.

Source: Ninemsn

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Egg sharing story

"A MUM who gave up hope of having another baby got pregnant after
giving her eggs to a childless couple who paid for her fertility
treatment in return."

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10 tips to survive the holidays for infertile couples

See here for ten tips for surviving the holiday season:

Infertility advice is lacking

From BBC news:

"Fertility clinics are failing to provide enough information to
potential patients, a regulator says.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) looked at the
performance of UK clinics offering IVF and donor insemination.

While the majority of its standards were being met by most of the 78
clinics, the HFEA found clear areas where big improvements were needed.

It said just half of clinics gave patients adequate information."

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Saturday, June 24, 2006

New IVF babies location

Our site has changed location to: The new site offers much more flexibility.

We will retain the domain as the main point of reference

See you there!

Friday, June 23, 2006

NHS funding for IVF

Good overview article in the Times (UK) about IVF funding in the UK.

Points raised in the article:

- skimping on IVF funding is false economy

- IVF babies pay for themselves by the age of 31, only 2 years older than naturally conceived babies

- IVF babies may help with the problem of an expanding ageing population


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

More than 3 million IVF babies worldwide

More than 3 million babies have been born using IVF since the first 'test-tube' baby was born 28 years ago according to a report from a European fertility conference. Interestingly, over of the treatments offered in 2003 (in Europe) have used the ICSI technique.


New test for genetic disorders

New test for genetic disorders raises designer baby concerns from ABC Online (Australia)

"Scientists in the UK have developed a new, more accurate procedure to test for serious genetic disorders in embryos ... The new method allows doctors to identify embryos carrying genetic conditions more quickly but it has reignited the debate over designer babies."