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 larger trials will be require...
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 profe...
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 would ...
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