Posts tagged “IVF”

Is NHS red tape affecting IVF treatment?

February 11th, 2011
Is NHS red tape affecting IVF treatment?

It seems so, according one Dorset couple. They told reporters that ever since they first went for treatment in 2007, they have been thwarted, with the local centre telling them that a change in policy now limits the number of IVF treatments they can have. In the case of the Dorset couple, they were originally […]

Soya Oil – A New Infertility Treatment?

January 26th, 2011
Soya Oil – A New Infertility Treatment?

Infertility for both men and women can be as devastating to couples as any other medical problem. It can be more aggravating when you have had IVF treatment only to find it hasn’t worked. But there may be a new kind of therapy on the way using soya oil. One of the major problems attributed […]

‘Twiblings’ Infertility Treatment Story Sparks ‘Consumerist Culture’ Outrage

January 6th, 2011
‘Twiblings’ Infertility Treatment Story Sparks ‘Consumerist Culture’ Outrage

Two siblings separated in birth by five days are proof of unfettered consumerism in human reproduction according to a Southern Baptist bioethicist. The IVF siblings were created via sperm and egg donations and the fertilised embryos were transferred into two separate surrogate mothers. Michael and Melanie Thernstrom had undergone six failed rounds of IVF before […]

Online IVF Calculator 99% Accurate in Predicting Success of Fertility Treatment

January 5th, 2011
Online IVF Calculator 99% Accurate in Predicting Success of Fertility Treatment

An online IVF calculator can now give women a 99% accurate indication of their chances of becoming pregnant if they were to undergo IVF treatment. Many women desperate for children and not able to conceive naturally undergo the fertility treatment in the hope of becoming pregnant but unfortunately only a small percentage of these women […]

Ground breaking treatment could help infertile women

December 29th, 2010
Ground breaking treatment could help infertile women

Doctors in India are planning to carry out an innovative new procedure, that if successful could help infertile women all over the world. IVF experts at Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi have discovered a way of implanting an ovary in a woman’s forearm, allowing her to grow her own eggs there instead of […]

IVF couples need to look after their emotions too

December 28th, 2010
IVF couples need to look after their emotions too

IVF couples need to look after their emotions too A fertility doctor in Nigeria has urged couples undergoing IVF treatment, or otherwise suffering with infertility, to make sure they take care of their emotional well-being, as well as their physical health. Infertility and IVF can put a lot of strain on the couple’s relationship and […]

Irish charity supports IVF parents

December 13th, 2010
Irish charity supports IVF parents

An Irish charity, set up by two mothers from Dublin, aims to provide couples from the Republic of Ireland with cash and support to help them undergo IVF treatment. Pomegranate.ie hopes to raise enough money to be able to offer the cash for one IVF cycle to couples who can’t afford to pay for the […]

Nobel Prize awarded for work on infertility

October 6th, 2010
Nobel Prize awarded for work on infertility

Test tube baby innovator, Robert Edwards, was recently awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in recognition of research that has since revolutionised attempts in dealing with infertility across the globe. Awarding Mr Edwards with 10 million Swedish Kroner (€1.08 million), the Nobel committee reported that his accomplishments “have made it possible to […]

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