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King's College London - Health: More than a medical matter

Glossary

Sperm cell

A mature male reproductive cell, which contains half the genetic information needed to make a new human.



Articles using this Glossary Item

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Weight loss to improve fertility outcomes: how far should we go?

14 April 2014 - by Amanda Jefferys

Weight loss improves both fertility and reproductive outcomes, and weight management medications and surgery are more effective than lifestyle interventions in achieving significant weight loss. Can infertility be considered a medical condition associated with obesity?... [Read More]

Italian court lifts ban on donated sperm and eggs in fertility treatment

14 April 2014 - by Siobhan Chan

Italy's constitutional court has lifted a ban on the use of donor sperm and eggs for assisted conception, saying it was 'unconstitutional'... [Read More]

Knowing your donor: How can we best recruit and keep donors?

07 April 2014 - by Dr Ruth Curson

Sadly, there are currently not enough egg and sperm donors in the UK to meet our needs. Recipients are now seeking alternative routes to find donors, either by travelling abroad or from unregulated internet sites: both with the potential for unwanted consequences... [Read More]

Judge urges birth and genetic mothers to settle their custody battle

31 March 2014 - by Ari Haque

The UK's Court of Appeal has urged two women who were in a same sex relationship to reach an agreement over the custody of their five-year-old twins... [Read More]

High Court rules that widow can keep husband's sperm

10 March 2014 - by Chee Hoe Low

A widow has won a legal battle to keep her late husband's sperm preserved for future use... [Read More]

DIY surrogacy leaves intended mother with no parental rights

10 March 2014 - by Patricia Cassidy

A 'do it yourself' surrogacy agreement resulted in legal chaos after the intended parents' relationship broke down within a few months of the baby's birth, leaving the intended mother with no parental rights over the child... [Read More]

Children of older men have greater risk of mental illness

03 March 2014 - by Barbara Czub

Children born to fathers who are 45 years old or older are more likely to develop serious mental illness than children born to fathers in their early twenties, a large-scale study comparing siblings suggests... [Read More]

Mitochondrial transfer and three-person IVF: What's in a name?

24 February 2014 - by Dr Roger Sturmey

The description of mitochondrial transfer as 'three-person IVF' may conjure up some unnerving perceptions of the consequences, and may be met in the public arena with discomfort, but it's worth considering the fundamental aspects of this approach... [Read More]

Film Review: Fonzy

10 February 2014 - by James Brooks

Fonzy doesn't so much apply the formula of sperm-donor comedy 'Starbuck' as drop it like a concrete slab on an entirely different cultural context... [Read More]

Putting a 'kilt on Yearworth': Holdich v Lothian Health Board [2013]

27 January 2014 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

The Outer House of the Court of Session in Scotland has allowed a claim for compensation brought by a man whose sperm may have been damaged by a failure of a storage vessel to proceed to a full trial.... [Read More]

Woman launches legal fight for comatose fiancé's sperm

20 January 2014 - by Ayesha Ahmad

The partner of a man left in a coma after suffering a series of heart attacks is to take her request to obtain and store his sperm to the High Court.... [Read More]

Film Review: Delivery Man

20 January 2014 - by Rhys Baker

This remake of sperm donation film 'Starbuck' touches (too briefly) on several heavy-hitting questions on the ethics of sperm donation... [Read More]

The sperm harvest

13 January 2014 - by Dr Anna Smajdor

Dilemmas relating to the perimortem retrieval and posthumous use of sperm have featured in a number of recent BioNews articles. These cases show us how variable attitudes toward consent may be in different countries... [Read More]

Fertility clinic worker's sperm swap uncovered by child's DIY gene test

13 January 2014 - by Ari Haque

A couple who used artificial insemination services at a Utah fertility clinic have found out that their daughter, Ashley, is in fact the genetic daughter of a former clinic worker... [Read More]

Australian fertility clinic ordered to pay damages in contract for unusable sperm

06 January 2014 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

The High Court of Australia has awarded damages under contract law to a doctor who purchased assets of a fertility clinic, including a stock of cryopreserved sperm, after almost two thirds of straws provided were unusable... [Read More]

Sperm-driven bio-bots controlled by magnets

16 December 2013 - by Chris Baldacci

Researchers in Germany have discovered a novel way to influence the direction of travel of sperm... [Read More]

Progress Educational Trust conference: What do we know about twins?

16 December 2013 - by Dr Jess Buxton

Twins have long been an endless source of fascination to their family, friends and society, and also to scientists. This year, the topics of twins in genetics and twins in fertility treatment formed the two halves of Progress Educational Trust's annual conference... [Read More]

Israeli health minister moves to lift surrogacy restrictions for singles and gay couples

16 December 2013 - by María Victoria Rivas Llanos

The Israeli Health Minister, Yael German, has announced the introduction of a new measure to allow unmarried and homosexual men and women access to surrogacy services in the country... [Read More]

Widow begins fight to keep husband's sperm

09 December 2013 - by María Victoria Rivas Llanos

A woman is seeking an extension in the storage of her late husband's sperm at the UK's High Court... [Read More]

Male pill on horizon

09 December 2013 - by Dr Katie Howe

A reversible way of stopping sperm cells being ejaculated has been identified in mice. The research could pave the way for the development of a male contraceptive pill... [Read More]

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Events using this Glossary Item

 

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Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood
24 April 2010 10am-6pm London, UK
A workshop for lesbians/single women contemplating use of egg, sperm or embryo donation or currently having treatment... [Read More]
Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood
12 April 2010 10am-4pm London, UK
A workshop for those contemplating use of egg, sperm or embryo donation or currently having treatment... [Read More]
Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood
06 March 2010 10am-6pm Manchester, UK
A workshop for those contemplating use of egg, sperm or embryo donation or currently having treatment... [Read More]
Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood
16 January 2010 10am-4pm London, UK
A workshop for those contemplating use of egg, sperm or embryo donation or currently having treatment... [Read More]
Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood
21 November 2009 10am-6pm Midlands, UK
A workshop for those contemplating use of egg, sperm or embryo donation or currently having treatment... [Read More]
Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood
07 November 2009 10am-6pm London, UK
A workshop for lesbians/single women contemplating use of egg, sperm or embryo donation or currently having treatment... [Read More]
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... [Read More]
Environment, Lifestyle, Genetic/Epigenetic Factors and Men's Health
10 October 2009  International Conference Hotel of Nanjing, 2 Sifangcheng Zhongshan Lingyuan, Nanjing 210014, Jiangsu Province, China
The 3rd Asia-Pacific Forum on Andrology... [Read More]
Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood
03 October 2009 10am-4pm London, UK
A workshop for those contemplating use of egg, sperm or embryo donation or currently having treatment... [Read More]
Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood
05 September 2009 10am-6pm Manchester, UK
A workshop for those contemplating use of egg, sperm or embryo donation or currently having treatment... [Read More]
A Stroke of Genius
05 August 2009 2.40pm-3.40pm Jack Dome, Pleasance Dome, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL, UK
A play inspired by the the true story of the Repository for Germinal Choice, a sperm bank for Nobel Prize winners... [Read More]
Listening to Donors
22 July 2009 5pm-7.30pm The Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN, UK
A workshop for current, past or prospective sperm, egg or embryo donors... [Read More]

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