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25 January 2011

Event: The end of the HFEA - Are we throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

Writing in BioNews, Sarah Guy reports on the recent Progress Educational Trust debate.

16 December 2010

Event: ‘Passport to Parenthood’

Speakers at Progress Educational Trust’s annual conference in London examined the evidence and ethics on cross-border reproductive care. Jennie Bristow reports.

1 December 2010

Denmark: Legal termination of a pregnancy resulting from transplanted cryopreserved ovarian tissue

From Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.

23 November 2010

Event: Controversies in obstetrics and gynaecology

The Royal Society of Medicine on 19 November hosted a lively debate on three controversial issues: elective C-sections, IVF treatment for older mothers, and the desirability of a consultant-based obstetrics service in the NHS. Jennie Bristow reports.

1 November 2010

Egypt: Analysis of IVF and ICSI in women aged 40 years and above

The study set out to estimate the live-birth and miscarriage rates in 1-year age increments for women aged ≥40 years undergoing in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI-IVF) with autologous oocytes. From Fertility and Sterility.

19 October 2010

UK: Debate over payment for sperm donors

Men who donate sperm for IVF should possibly be reimbursed more than women who donate eggs, a fertility campaigner has suggested.

5 October 2010

UK: IVF pioneer wins Nobel prize

British scientist Robert Edwards, the man who devised the fertility treatment IVF, has been awarded this year's Nobel prize for medicine.

24 August 2010

UK: Fertility regulator considers donor payments

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is considering increasing compensation for egg and sperm donors.

19 July 2010

Motherhood, abortion and parenting culture

At a recent conference, academics from the UK and USA came together to discuss new challenges to women’s autonomy. Jennie Bristow reports.

6 July 2010

‘Enhancing the lives of children: How far should we go?’

A conference at the Royal Society of Medicine raised some interesting and important questions about how today’s society should view the role of genetic, chemical and behavioural techniques in shaping children’s health and behaviour. Jennie Bristow reports.

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