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Tanzania:Lifeline for Infertile Couples
[Daily News] THE Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) is going a huge milestone in medical services provision through the introduction of Infertility and Endocrinology Clinic which, among others, will offer In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 1, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

East Africa: First Public Fertility Hospital to Open Next Year
[Nation] Women with infertility problems in East Africa will soon benefit from the first ever public hospital to offer in vitro fertilisation (IVF) services in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Does putting the clocks forward make IVF more likely to fail?
Conclusion This study has identified a link between the clocks going forward in spring and pregnancy loss for women who have had IVF embryos implanted in the past 21 days. This link seemed to be particularly pronounced in women who had experienced pregnancy loss before. However, there are some important limitations to bear in mind: The women were all taken from one clinic in America, and were mostly white, so it is hard to generalise results to other populations, including women in a UK setting. Further studies in women from multiple clinics and in different countries are needed to check whether the link is seen in these...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Shift work and heavy lifting may make it harder to get pregnant
Conclusion Many factors affect a couple’s ability to get pregnant, and the numbers of mature eggs produced by the woman is one of them. This study seems to have found a link between physically demanding work, shift work, and egg production. However, the study has many limitations. All the women were seeking IVF treatment, so already knew they had a fertility problem. The numbers of mature eggs, used in the study to calculate the women’s potential for fertility, were counted after extraction during IVF treatment. It’s not clear whether these findings would have applied to women releasing eggs naturally (e...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Nigeria: LUTH Celebrates Birth of First IVF Baby
[Premium Times] The Assisted Fertility Centre (AFC) at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, on Tuesday celebrated the birth of its first In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) baby born through assisted reproductive technology. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Online calculator that tries to predict IVF success released
Conclusion This study aimed to develop a model that could predict the chances of a live birth over multiple cycles of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). The model used a large quantity of data taken from reliable UK medical records belonging to couples who had previously undergone IVF or ICSI. The model also benefits from being able to account for a large number of personal and treatment characteristics. The researchers developed two models for couples in both the pre-treatment and post-treatment phase of treatment cycles. They hope this online tool will serve as an aid for couples ...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

October ’s top stories: Eurocine Vaccines initiated influenza vaccine study, IVF usage led to conceiving male child
Eurocine Vaccines initiated a Phase I/II influenza vaccine study and a new study suggested in-vitro fertilisation increases the chances of conceiving a male child. Drugdevelopment-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from October 2016. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - November 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Men conceived by IVF 'may inherit sperm problems'
Conclusion This small cross-sectional study aimed to assess the semen quality of young men who were conceived by ICSI. The study found that when compared with men conceived naturally, men conceived by ICSI had a lower average sperm concentration, total sperm count, and total motile sperm count. This effect remained after the team adjusted for potential confounders. This finding supports concerns that the infertility of a father could be passed on to male offspring, but does not prove it. The study does not rule in or out the possibility of the difference being a result of the ICSI procedure itself or an u...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Medical practice Source Type: news

Nigeria: 500 In-Vitro Fertilisation Births in 10 Years - Report
[Premium Times] Jaf Momoh, the Chief Medical Director of National Hospital, Abuja says the hospital has recorded 500 births conceived through In-Vitro Fertilisation between 2006 and 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 10, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Breast cancer risk reassurance for IVF-treated women
Women who receive in vitro fertilisation treatment do not have a higher risk of developing breast cancer in the long term versus those who receive non-IVF therapy and the general population, say Dutch researchers. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast cancer Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bridge Clinic Records 1,945 IVF Babies
[Guardian] Port Harcourt -Bridge Clinic says it has recorded a total of 1,945 babies from its In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) programme since it begun operation in the country in 2000, noting that out of the number, 354 were from the Port Harcourt centre of the clinic which opened in November 2003. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UK regulators give go-ahead for 'embryo editing'
"UK scientists have been given the go-ahead by the fertility regulator to genetically modify human embryos," BBC News reports. The UK body that regulates research into embryos – the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) – has given a licence to Dr Kathy Niakan for her research on stem cells at The Francis Crick Institute in London.The licence provides permission for genome editing techniques to be used on donated embryos for up to 14 days. The UK is the first country in the world to make this type of research legal. It remains illegal to implant modified embryos ...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells QA articles Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Risk of postnatal depression or suicide after in vitro fertilisation treatment: a nationwide case-control study - Vikström J, Sydsjö G, Hammar M, Bladh M, Josefsson A.
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether women who undergo in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment are at greater risk of postnatal suicide or postnatal depression (PND) requiring psychiatric care, compared with women who conceive spontaneously. DESIGN: Case-c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Infertility treatments 'not linked' to developmental delays
ConclusionThis prospective cohort study aimed to assess whether use of and type of infertility treatment was associated with a child's development up to the age of 36 months. The study found no convincing evidence that infertility treatment had any impact on a child's development, which will come as a relief to parents who have undertaken treatment. However, while this type of observational study is good for looking at links between an exposure and an outcome over a period of time, it is not able to prove direct cause and effect and say for certain whether there is any link between two factors. For example, various socioec...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why Success Rate of In-Vitro Fertilisation Can't Be Determined in Nigeria - Expert
[Vanguard] A consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr Abayomi Ajayi, has said it is difficult to determine the success rate of In-Vitro Fertilisation, IVF, in the country due to lack of monitoring agencies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.K. scientists ask to edit human embryo genes
(Reuters) — British scientists have applied for permission to edit the genes of human embryos in a series of experiments aimed at finding out more about the earliest stages of human development. Just months after Chinese scientists caused an international furor by saying they had genetically modified human embryos, Kathy Niakan, a stem cell scientist from London’s Francis Crick Institute, has asked the British government’s fertility regulator for a license to carry out similar experiments. In a statement about her application, which was made to the Human Fertilization & Embryology Authority,...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Business/Financial News Genetic Engineering Source Type: news

Nigeria: First Test-Tube Baby to Study Medicine
[This Day] Abuja -Exactly 17 years after she was born through In Vitro Fertilisation? (IVF), Nigeria's first test-tube baby, Miss Hannatu Kupchi, has decided to study medicine so she can be of greater help to families in frantic search of babies of their own. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country's First Test Tube Baby Turns 17, to Study Medicine in Hungary
[Leadership] Abuja -Seventeen years after she was born through 'In Vitro Fertilisation'? (IVF) process, Nigeria's first test tube baby, Miss Hannatu Kupchi, has been offered admission to study medicine in an Hungarian University. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Experts Say Successful IVF Deliveries 'a Milestone'
[New Times] It is nearly a year since in vitro fertilisation (IVF) service was introduced in Rwanda, a feat that has helped couples with complications in conceiving get babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 13, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Does red meat affect male fertility?
ConclusionThis study of a cohort of men attending a fertility clinic for help to conceive found fertilisation rates in the laboratory during IVF were less successful if men reported a diet high in processed meat, and more successful if they ate more chicken. Importantly, the effect of overall meat intake was not related to fertility success, which is the chance of becoming pregnant after the treatment cycles, or having a live birth. It was also not clear whether the variation in fertility rate influenced how many cycles of IVF were needed, or how long the couple needed medical assistance, before they became pregnant or had...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

VIDEO: First IVF birth: 'I feel really special'
Louise Brown says that being the first person born of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) makes her feel "really special". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Infertility Challenges Can Be Reduced - Expert
[This Day] The Chief Executive Officer, Olive Branch Clinic, Lagos, Dr. Ikenna Emeka, has stated that infertility issues experienced by Nigerian couples can be reduced drastically, if affected persons embrace the In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) method. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 14, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

UK MPs vote in favour of three-person IVF technique
The UK MPs have voted in favour of the three-person in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) technique, setting the stage for Britain to become the first country to allow mitochondrial DNA replacement. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - February 4, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Britain Votes On Allowing World's First 3-Parent IVF Babies
BY KATE AND KELLAND LONDON Tue Feb 3, 2015 8:55am EST Feb 3 (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday could become the first country to allow a "three-parent" IVF technique which doctors say will prevent some inherited incurable diseases but which critics see as a step towards creating designer babies. The treatment is known as "three-parent" in vitro fertilisation (IVF) because the babies, born from genetically modified embryos, would have DNA from a mother, a father and from a female donor. It is designed to help families with mitochondrial diseases, incurable conditions passed down the maternal line that aff...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Possible cause of IVF failure in some women identified
(University of Manchester) New research from The University of Manchester has demonstrated a previously unexplored biological process, which can lead to the failure of embryos to attach to the uterine wall during in vitro fertilisation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nordic IVF outcomes improving - is the same true for the UK?
Conclusion This study found an improvement in health outcomes around the time of birth for babies conceived using artificial reproductive technology (IVF, ICSI and frozen embryo transfer) over the last 20 years in four Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland).  The study sample was large and the methods robust. This means we can be relatively confident these results paint an accurate picture of what is going on in these countries. But two questions remain: are similar results found in the UK, and what is behind the improvement? On the first question, it is difficult to say without ha...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Could 'DNA editing' lead to designer babies?
Conclusion This laboratory research using sperm and egg cells from mice demonstrates the use of a system to produce targeted alterations in the DNA – a process the media like to call “genetic editing”. The editing happened just before the genetic material of the egg and sperm cell fuse together. The system makes use of an enzyme (Cas9) capable of cutting bonds within DNA, and a “guide” molecule targeting it to the correct genetic location. So far, the techniques have only been tested in animals, and for “editing out” a small number of genes. However, though this is very earl...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Medical practice Source Type: news

South Africa: Cutting the Cost to Conceive
[Health-e]For couples who can't conceive naturally, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) can cost ten of thousands of rands but that may be changing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 13, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Benefits of 'three-parent babies' will likely outweigh the risks, experts claim
The medical benefits of creating so-called “three-parent” babies are likely to outweigh any risks, according to two senior science advisers who have defended their recommendation to proceed with caution on the controversial in vitro fertilisation (IVF) technique. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - November 21, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

Fertility treatments give birth to dilemma for parents
Unexpectedly tricky ethical decisions arise over unused frozen sperm, eggs and embryosBrenda Loblein never wanted to be in this position. She didn’t want to be faced with a decision about what to do with an extra embryo – a potential child – sitting on ice in a sterilised storage facility.Loblein was 35 when she walked down the aisle for the second time, and she was already a mother to three children from her first marriage. But the meteorological satellite operator knew that she wanted a child with her new husband, and in vitro fertilisation was necessary.A 2005 study found that of 58 couples with leftov...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 18, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Ellen McCarthy for the Washington Post Tags: Embryos IVF Fertility problems Biology Medical research Science Health Society Source Type: news

Exclusive: The three-parent baby trap - is new IVF technique safe?
Plans to allow the creation of so-called “three-parent” in vitro fertilisation (IVF) babies as early as next year are premature because of unresolved safety concerns about the future health of the children, a senior science adviser has warned. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - November 16, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

Stem cells used to improve low vision
Conclusion These phase one/two studies have shown human embryonic stem cells can be developed into retinal cells in the laboratory and successfully transplanted into the eye, causing clinically significant visual improvements. The technique does come with the usual potential surgical complications, but other major side effects were not found. Limitations of the study include the small size, but this is normal in early trials whose primary aim is to determine safety. Larger studies will be required to determine the optimal dose and the most appropriate candidates for the technique, as it was detrimental in one person and...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Older people Source Type: news

OPINION: On Reproductive Rights, Progress with Concerns
Contraceptives on sale at a store in Sanaa, Yemen. Credit: Rebecca Murray/IPSBy Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, Oct 1 2014 (IPS)For most of human history, reproductive rights essentially meant men and women accepting the number, timing and spacing of their children, as well as possible childlessness. All this changed radically in the second half of the 20th century with the introduction of new medical technologies aimed at both preventing and assisting human reproduction.Those technologies ushered in historic changes in reproductive rights and behaviour that continue to reverberate around the world, giving rise to increasingly comp...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 1, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Development & Aid Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse LGBTQ Population Poverty & MDGs Religion Women's Health Abortion cloning Contraception ectogenesis Family Planning In Vitro Ferti Source Type: news

Nigeria: After Five Agonising Years - How I Became the Mother of 'Test Tube Baby'- Francesca Onwudijo
[Vanguard]COUPLES often face hard decisions when experiencing infertility and harder choices when going through fertility treatments, and yet if they are successful, they face many other decisions as well. Thirty six years ago, on July 25, 1978, Lesley and John Brown faced such decisions prior to successfully undergoing a complicated and at that time, relatively unknown assisted reproductive procedure known as In Vitro Fertilisation, IVF. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 29, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: From Stigma to Success
[This Day]When Mrs. Franca Onwudinjo first read about in vitro fertilisation (IVF) several years ago, she had no misgivings about it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 15, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Could IVF bring about an early menopause?
ACTRESS Alex Kingston fears the intensive in vitro fertilisation treatments she underwent in her 30s brought on early menopause (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government is misleading public over 'genetically modified babies', scientists claim
The Government is being dishonest in redefining genetic modification in order to minimise opposition to a new in vitro fertilisation technique, scientists claim (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - July 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: Scientists accuse government of dishonesty over GM babies in its regulation of new IVF technique
The Government has been accused of misleading the public over the introduction of a new in vitro fertilisation (IVF) technique that some experts believe will result in the birth of “genetically modified babies”. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - July 28, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

Exclusive: Government accused of dishonesty over GM babies in its regulation of new IVF technique
The Government has been accused of misleading the public over the introduction of a new in vitro fertilisation (IVF) technique that some experts believe will result in the birth of “genetically modified babies”. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - July 27, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Science Source Type: news

Could new potential treatment mean safer IVF?
Conclusion This study provided a “proof of concept” that the naturally occurring hormone kisspeptin-54 can be used to stimulate egg maturation in women requiring IVF. The modified IVF – which is hoped to be safer than standard IVF – led to 12 healthy babies being born from 10 mums. Out of the 53 women undergoing a single IVF treatment, this gave a 19% success rate. Researchers hoped that using kisspeptin-54 could lead to a safer version of IVF by reducing the risk of OHSS. Although theoretically plausible, this study was much too small to prove that the new technique was safer; much large...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Medication Source Type: news

Conservatives and Nationalists At Centre Stage in Poland
Polish conservatives protesting against a reading of Golgota Picnic in Warsaw. Credit: Maciej Konieczny/Courtesy of Krytyka PolitycznaBy Claudia CiobanuWAESAW, Jul 8 2014 (IPS) A mix of conservative Catholicism and nationalism has become the predominant view in Polish public debate, with some worrying effects. These were the values around which the opposition to communism led by trade union Solidarity built itself up in the 1980s but, after the fall of communism, opinion makers in the media and politicians continued to depict them as part and parcel of being Polish. Observers note that the Polish Catholic Church has also g...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 8, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Claudia Ciobanu Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Democracy Editors' Choice Europe Featured Gender Gender Identity Headlines Human Rights LGBTQ Religion TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Abortion Agnieszka Graff Catholic Church Catholi Source Type: news

Nigeria: My Faith Kept Me Going Till I Had My Baby
[This Day]Christie Omolara Irure made history recently. She became the oldest woman in the country to have a baby via in vitro fertilisation, IVF, at 59. It has been a long journey towards motherhood having been married since December 1983. But with Catholic faith, she kept going and finally, she made it: carrying her own baby. She spoke to Azuka Ogujiuba and Adedayo Showemimo on her excitement, the trauma of childlessness, the emotional support from her husband and her belief that for every barren woman, there is a (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 23, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Surrogacy Gains Ground in Dar
[Daily News]TANZANIAN women with obstetric problems which have stopped them from having children can thank their lucky stars because using an In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) procedure of surrogacy is now available in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 3, 2014 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Robert Winston: Send me your IVF questions
Professor Robert Winston is Britain's best-known reproductive health expert. Now 73, he runs a pioneering research programme and is launching an online Q&A for fertility patients confused by the conflicting information availableHe is one of our best known medical experts, the friendly face of fertility specialists, so when Robert Winston emerges from behind the glass partition at his office at Imperial College, London, he is instantly recognisable with his trademark moustache and dark eyebrows. He looks much younger than 73. Although retired from medical practice, he still juggles various roles including that of p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Kate Brian Tags: The Guardian Family IVF Fertility problems Pregnancy Technology Features Life and style Robert Winston Source Type: news

Essure Reversal SurgeryStatistics Update
Can You Reverse Essure Sterilization? Essure sterilization is intended to be permanent, but with our expertise Essure does not have to be permanent and pregnancy is possible. We were the first doctors in the world to publish successful reports of full term pregnancies after surgical reversal of both Essure and Adiana sterilization procedures.1-2 Since our initial reports we have performed over one hundred and twenty-nine (129) outpatient surgeries to correct these newer types of tubal ligation procedures. What Is Essure? A brief overview Essure coils in place During an Essure procedure a small metal coil is placed inside t...
Source: Tubal Ligation Reversal News - February 7, 2014 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Dr. Monteith Tags: Uncategorized can you reverse essure sterilization cost of essure reversal essure reversal surgery ivf or essure reversal removing essure coils risks of essure reversal statistics Source Type: news

Womb transplants hailed as success in pioneering Swedish project
Doctor says nine women have received wombs from relatives and will soon try to get pregnantNine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated by relatives and will soon try to become pregnant, has revealed. The women, mostly in their 30s, were born without a uterus or had it removed because of cervical cancer. They are part of the first major experiment to test whether it is possible to transplant wombs into women so they can give birth to their own children.Life-saving transplants of organs such as hearts, livers and kidneys have been done for decades and doctors are increasingly transplanting hand...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2014 Category: Science Tags: theguardian.com Fertility problems World news Health Medical research Society Europe Women Sweden Life and style Science Source Type: news

Egyptian Revolution Brings an IVF Rush
A fertility clinic in Cairo. Credit: Rachel Williamson/IPSBy Rachel WilliamsonCAIRO, Oct 3 2013 (IPS) The young couple inspecting Dr Bassem Elhelw’s Cairo Fertility Clinic knew what they wanted from him: a baby boy. They also knew they wanted the child by in vitro fertilisation (IVF). After only four months of marriage they were already experienced at this game. They had seen two other fertility doctors, and the young woman had undergone two ovulation inductions to stimulate egg development. Elhelw said that had his advice been to be patient and try less invasive procedures before going straight to IVF, the couple wo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rachel Williamson Tags: Arabs Rise for Rights Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Peace Population Projects Regional Categories Religion TerraViva Europe Terr Source Type: news

Egyptian Revolution Brings an IVF Rush
A fertility clinic in Cairo. Credit: Rachel Williamson/IPSBy Rachel WilliamsonCAIRO, Oct 3 2013 (IPS) The young couple inspecting Dr Bassem Elhelw’s Cairo Fertility Clinic knew what they wanted from him: a baby boy. They also knew they wanted the child by in vitro fertilisation (IVF). After only four months of marriage they were already experienced at this game. They had seen two other fertility doctors, and the young woman had undergone two ovulation inductions to stimulate egg development. Elhelw said that had his advice been to be patient and try less invasive procedures before going straight to IVF, the couple wo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rachel Williamson Tags: Arabs Rise for Rights Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Peace Population Projects Regional Categories Religion Special Report TerraV Source Type: news

'Reawakened' ovaries and infertility cure claims
Conclusion This study has developed a technique that can reactivate ovarian tissue from women with primary ovarian insufficiency as long as they have residual follicles (the small sacs in the ovaries in which eggs grow and mature). It should be noted that the researchers point out that women without any residual follicles will not respond to this technique. They also point out that although this technique could be used on older women, it does not overcome age- or environment-related increases in defects in eggs. So the Daily Express’s fanciful claim that this technique could lead to women in their sixties giving birt...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Kenya: Making a Career From a Miracle
[Destination Magazine]Nairobi -One of the greatest gifts modern medicine has given us is In Vitro Fertilisation and surrogacy, which give couples who can't naturally create children the chance to have a baby of their own. The trend is just beginning in Kenya, but as with any industry where large amounts of money are involved, there are already concerns as to where it is headed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 29, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news