Posts tagged “IVF”

Charity claims IVF treatment in England is being cut back

August 8th, 2017

A fertility charity has claimed that IVF treatment is being cut back in some areas of England. Fertility Network UK believes that some couples in England are not being offered IVF in line with NICE guidelines, which recommend up to 3 cycles of IVF for couples who have been unable to conceive naturally. The charity, […]

New Approach to Reproduction

June 23rd, 2014
New Approach to Reproduction

Although infertility is a growing and massive problem across the globe, not least in the West, experts are beginning to take a different tact. To date, infertility has been treated as something of a problem, separate from the overall idea of human reproduction. However, some experts believe this approach is missing a trick. They believe […]

Diagnosing Infertility – What Is The Cause?

May 22nd, 2014
Diagnosing Infertility – What Is The Cause?

Infertility is known to be on the increase worldwide. What is not known however, is the precise cause. But this is perhaps unsurprising since there are many causes – genetic, environmental, and personal or physical health. Diagnosing infertility is not always straightforward, which is perhaps not always realised. Around 20% of couples are unable to […]

New Technique To Reverse Infertility

October 10th, 2013
New Technique To Reverse Infertility

Infertility is a massive problem nowadays with many different causes cited. However researchers from Nottingham University believe they may have discovered a new technique which could help hundreds of women get pregnant; particularly older women. The technique apparently involves inserting a device through the neck of the womb. This essentially stimulates the organ by causing […]

Is There A Link Between Asthma And Infertility?

December 12th, 2012
Is There A Link Between Asthma And Infertility?

New research suggests there may be a link between children who suffer from asthma and infertility in their parents. It seems the prevalence of asthma is higher in children whose parents needed medical intervention to conceive than those who conceive naturally. This initial study raises questions about the potential unintended side effects of infertility treatment. […]

Can Infertility Information Help Throw Light on Birth Defects?

May 23rd, 2012
Can Infertility Information Help Throw Light on Birth Defects?

It seems so, according to scientists. A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine looked at over 300,000 pregnancies (a mixture of different types such as IVF and natural) and found there was a 28% greater risk of giving birth to a child with a defect when infertility treatments were used. Defects found […]

US Catholic School Teacher Sacked for Being Infertile

April 30th, 2012
US Catholic School Teacher Sacked for Being Infertile

A teacher at a Roman Catholic school in Indianapolis was asked to leave her job because she admitted to having infertility treatment. IVF treatment is seemingly against Roman Catholic beliefs, which meant that after telling the principal of the school of what she had her husband had decided to do her job as a teacher […]

Pope Condemns IVF

March 2nd, 2012
Pope Condemns IVF

The Papacy is no stranger to courting controversy, and it appears that Pope Benedict XVI has continued that tradition by effectively condemning IVF and all other forms of ‘artificial procreation.’ The comments came at the end of a Vatican conference that discussed infertility – its diagnosis and treatment. The Pope believes that children should only […]

High Abortion Rate for IVF Pregnancies in Britain

June 27th, 2011
High Abortion Rate for IVF Pregnancies in Britain

Researchers have found that around 750 women over the past 19 years who had IVF treatment also aborted the baby. Most of the abortions occurred in the weeks after implantation into the mother’s womb, and was the result of what the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority called a ‘change of heart.’ It seems the abortions […]

Is Surrogacy Going Too Far?

March 31st, 2011
Is Surrogacy Going Too Far?

Surrogacy is a growing phenomenon for many couples who are unable to conceive. However, recently a grandmother gave birth to her own grandson by acting as a surrogate for her daughter. It seems the lady in question decided to help out her daughter and son in law to become first time parents, as the couple […]

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