Cameroon: Yaounde Reproductive Hospital - Exceptional Christmas Feast With Chantal Biya
[Cameroon Tribune] The First Lady spent time with mothers and babies born via In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) yesterday December 22, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 23, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon: CHRACERH - First Lady's Special Gifts to Babies
[Cameroon Tribune] The three babies were conceived via In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and delivered last week at the reproductive hospital in Yaounde. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 23, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

People able to freeze embryos, sperm and eggs for up to 55 years
Ministers said the change from a 10-year limit was needed because of the trend towards later parenthoodPeople who want to start a family will be able to freeze their eggs, sperm and embryos for up to 55 years in an overhaul of fertility rules intended to help prospective parents.Theexisting 10-year limit on the length of time those planning to use in-vitro fertilisation can store the genetic materials needed is being scrapped, the government said on Monday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Embryos Fertility problems Health Society Biology Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: NGO Rolls Out 2nd Cycle of IVF Grants to 40 Couples
[Daily Trust] A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF), has rolled out the second cycle of Project 40at40 which will gift 40 couples In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) grants in accordance with the wishes of its late founder. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kaduna Teaching Hospital to Set Up in-Vitro Fertilisation Unit
[Vanguard] The Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital Kaduna, has concluded plans to set up In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) unit through a Public Private Partnership arrangement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 3, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation Awards 40 Couples IVF Grants
[This Day] Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF), through its Project 40at40 in accordance with the wishes of the late founder, Mrs. Ibidunni Ighodalo, has awarded 40 couples In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) grants. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 12, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Special Collection: In vitro fertilisation – effectiveness of add-ons
Special Collection: In vitro fertilisation - effectiveness of add-ons  Infertility affects as many as 1 in 7 couples. Many of these people turn to fertility treatments for help. In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is generally considered the most advanced treatment option, and is recommended in many cases, regardless of the cause of subfertility.Currently there are many adjunctive treatments offered in addition to standard IVF, in the hope that pregnancy outcomes will improve. These have been called IVF ‘add-ons’. The term has gained popularity and is applied to collectively group any extra (non-essential) procedures, techni...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation Rolls Out CSR Initiative for Couples
[This Day] The Founding Pastor of Trinity House Church, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo has stated that the Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IFF) will require a maximum of N150 million to fulfill his late wife, Mrs. Ibidunni Ighodalo, last wish of helping 40 couples that could not have their own babies to have access to In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) medication. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon: Yaounde Reproductive Hospital - Motherhood Celebrated in Grandiose Christmas Feast
[Cameroon Tribune] The First Lady, Mrs Chantal Biya, spent her weekend with mothers and babies born via In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) exchanging Christmas gifts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 24, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Cameroon: In-Vitro Fertilisation Success Rate Continues
[Cameroon Tribune] The hospital has delivered its 160th baby amidst the retrieval of some 50 Ooctytes from three women and 10 embryo transfer for future IVF babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Featured Review: Interventions for unexplained infertility
Couples are classified as having unexplained infertility when they have tried to conceive for at least one year and no abnormality in semen analysis, ovulation, or tubal patency has been identified. Treatment options for unexplained infertility include expectant management, ovarian stimulation (OS), intrauterine insemination (IUI), OS-IUI, and in vitro fertilisation (IVF) with or without intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Cochrane authors conductednetwork meta-analysis on interventions for unexplained infertility.Cochrane Gynecology and Fertility sat down with Dr Rui Wang, the lead author of the study, who answered t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 27, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

France May Face Sperm Shortage Under Macron Plan to Ease IVF Rules France May Face Sperm Shortage Under Macron Plan to Ease IVF Rules
France risks a shortage of frozen sperm if lawmakers approve new legislation that allows single women and lesbian couples access to in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and abolishes the right of sperm and egg donors to keep their identities secret, clinicians said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Podcast: Assisted reproductive technology: an overview of Cochrane Reviews
Cochrane Overviews bring together the findings from multiple reviews and one of the largest, first published in September 2013, was updated and republished in May 2018. Cindy Farquhar, from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Auckland in New Zealand describes this enormous volume of evidence for assisted reproduction." Infertility is defined as failure to conceive after one year of trying. Up to one in six couples will experience this at some point in their lives and many will seek fertility treatment in the form of assisted reproduction. When they do so, they will hope that they are getting t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

RCN backs campaign to publicly honour IVF nurse pioneer
A campaign to secure public recognition for a pioneering nurse who helped to develop  in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment has been backed by the Royal College of Nursing.  (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 26, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Ian Craft obituary
Gynaecologist and IVF pioneer whose methods often proved controversialThe early days of assisted reproduction were fraught with controversy, as media commentators and religious figures denigrated its practitioners for playing God or interfering with nature.Louise Brown, the world ’s first baby to be conceived through in vitro fertilisation (IVF), arrived in 1978. By 2018, eight million babies worldwide had been born using IVF or related techniques. The rapid acceptance of the concept was largely due to the pioneering work of gynaecologists such as Ian Craft, who, along withRobert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe (who treated ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Georgina Ferry Tags: Fertility problems IVF Reproduction Medical research Hospitals Devon Source Type: news