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Glossary

Ovary

One of a pair of two female reproductive organs, which produce eggs and hormones.



Articles using this Glossary Item

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Shared motherhood IVF for lesbian couples is gaining acceptance in the UK

27 November 2017 - by Daniel Bodri, Nick Macklon and Kamal Ahuja

In 2008, parliament voted to scrap the controversial 'need for a father' requirement from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act; a consideration for 'supportive parenting' took its place. Alongside legislation giving rights to civil partnership (2004) and to marriage (2014) to same-sex couples, this provided the basis for a sudden surge in fertility treatment options for single and lesbian women... [Read More]

BRCA screening could prevent 1000 cases of breast cancer a year

13 November 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

Researchers have introduced new criteria to screen for BRCA gene mutations that could prevent more than 10,000 cases of cancer and save more than 2000 lives in the next decade... [Read More]

Red wine improves women's fertility – an example of scientific misrepresentation in the press

06 November 2017 - by Professor Joyce Harper

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference was held last week in San Antonio, USA. Several oral presentations of abstracts made it into the popular press and have added to the confusion and inaccurate information fed to the public... [Read More]

Financial incentives in Australia change doctors' IVF advice

03 November 2017 - by Georgia Everett

Australian bioethicists have expressed concern that the country's assisted reproductive technology (ART) industry has become increasingly motivated by profit, causing a conflict of interest... [Read More]

'Fertility' prediction tests for women do not work

16 October 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Tests which assess how many eggs a woman has in her ovaries do not accurately predict fertility, finds a new study... [Read More]

Complaint on Irish IVF clinic's 'misleading' advert upheld

02 October 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos

A complaint about radio and internet advertisements for a major IVF clinic in Ireland has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland... [Read More]

One IVF pregnancy raises chance of second time success

25 September 2017 - by Chandni Patel

Women who miscarry during their first IVF cycle still have a higher chance of a live birth with subsequent treatment, compared with women who do not get pregnant after their first round... [Read More]

Costs of IVF in Australia: Downward trends shall continue

11 September 2017 - by Professor Alan Trounson and Dr Karin Hammarberg

In Australia, almost four percent of children are born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies. The comparatively high rate of ART use is in part due to costs being covered by the taxpayer-funded health insurance scheme, Medicare... [Read More]

Multiple rounds of IVF increase chance of success

31 July 2017 - by Annabel Slater

IVF success rates increase with multiple rounds... [Read More]

Study suggests freezing ovarian tissue instead of eggs

17 July 2017 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist

Freezing ovarian tissue may provide a viable option for women who want to preserve their fertility, according to a recent study... [Read More]

Flushed with success, but we will still need IVF

12 June 2017 - by Stuart Lavery and George Christopoulos

The recent study from Dreyer et al examining the chance of natural pregnancy following hysterosalpingography has provoked a significant amount of interest in the lay press, with suggestions that this well established diagnostic fertility test could be offered therapeutically and be considered as an alternative to IVF... [Read More]

Synthetic 3D-printed ovaries help infertile mice have pups

22 May 2017 - by Anna Leida

Fully functional 3D-printed ovaries have been successfully implanted in mice for the first time - enabling them to have offspring... [Read More]

Failed fertility treatment linked to higher risk of heart disease and stroke

20 March 2017 - by Meetal Solanki

A study has revealed a possible link between unsuccessful fertility treatments and a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease... [Read More]

Shift work and manual labour lower women's fertility

13 February 2017 - by Helen Robertson

Women who have physically demanding jobs or non-daytime working hours may experience decreased fertility, according to a study... [Read More]

First pregnant man in UK through sperm donation

16 January 2017 - by Lone Hørlyck

A 20-year-old man, who was originally born female, is the first in the UK to become pregnant through sperm donation after the NHS refused to pay for egg freezing... [Read More]

First baby born using ovary frozen before puberty

19 December 2016 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist

A 24-year old has become the first woman to give birth after a transplant of ovarian tissue that was taken before puberty... [Read More]

Audit shows extent of IVF 'postcode lottery'

12 December 2016 - by Dr Rachel Brown

Only 16 percent of Clinical Commissioning Groups in England follow the national guidance on access to NHS fertility treatment, according to an audit by campaign group Fertility Fairness... [Read More]

IVF practices challenged: a response

05 December 2016 - by Professor Adam Balen

Professor Adam Balen argues that the recent Panorama investigation into the use of add-ons in fertility clinics is a misrepresentation of these clinics and a misunderstanding of the data... [Read More]

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome – it's time to reverse the trend

05 December 2016 - by Dr Geeta Nargund

There has been a 40 percent rise in hospital admissions with severe OHSS in UK fertility clinics in 2015. This extraordinary statistic reveals that the time has now come for firm action to reverse the trend of severe OHSS, a serious but preventable condition... [Read More]

Liquorice could lower female fertility

14 November 2016 - by Lone Hørlyck

A compound found in liquorice can have adverse effects on follicle growth and sex hormone production in mouse ovaries... [Read More]

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Events using this Glossary Item

Envisioning the Reproductive Medicine of Tomorrow
17 October 2009  Georgia World Congress Centre, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30313-1591, USA
The 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine...
Pacific Rim Society for Fertility and Sterility Conference
20 August 2009  Taipei International Convention Centre, 1 Hsin Yi Road, Section 5, Taipei 11049, Taiwan
The 7th Conference of the Pacific Rim Society for Fertility and Sterility...


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