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18 September 2012

Donor conception, secrecy and the search for information

From Journal of Law and Medicine.

10 September 2012

Brazil: Endometrial injury in women undergoing assisted reproductive techniques

The authors concluded that endometrial injury performed prior to the embryo transfer cycle improves clinical pregnancy and live birth rates in women undergoing ART. From Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

23 August 2012

Italy: Treatment of PCOS overweight patients

This study found that combined therapy with myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol reduces the risk of metabolic disease in PCOS overweight patients compared to myo-inositol supplementation alone. From European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences.

4 January 2012

UK: Figures on selective terminations

Over the past few years, there has been a rise in the number of women terminating one fetus or more but continuing with a pregnancy and bearing at least one other child, the Daily Telegraph reports.

13 November 2011

Canada: Advanced reproductive age and fertility

The study's objective was to improve awareness of the natural age-related decline in female and male fertility with respect to natural fertility and assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and provide recommendations for their management, and to review investigations in the assessment of ovarian aging. From Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.

6 July 2011

Event: Selective Reproduction, Bioethics, and the Idea of Eugenics

Jennie Bristow reports in BioNews on a thought-provoking seminar.

9 June 2011

UK: Concerns over restrictions on NHS-funded fertility treatment

More than 70 per cent of NHS trusts and care providers are ignoring official guidance on offering infertile couples three chances at IVF, according to a report by an all-party group of MPs.

18 March 2011

UK: Debate over regulation of fertility treatment

Two articles on BioNews, by Antony Blackburn-Starza and Ann Furedi, engage with the discussion over the future of the HFEA.

27 February 2011

USA: Spontaneous and selective reduction before 12 weeks’ gestation in triplet pregnancies

The study set out to determine the prevalence and the relative benefits conferred by selective and spontaneous reduction of one or more fetuses in trichorionic triamniotic triplet pregnancies on time to delivery. From Fertility and Sterility.

28 January 2011

UK: IVF risks in the headlines

An editorial in the BMJ claims that about the same number of women die from IVF every year as they do from abortion; while the chair of the regulatory authority warns that couples should be informed about the risk of birth defects.

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