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Glossary

IVF (in vitro fertilisation)

IVF (in vitro fertilisation) is a treatment for infertility, in which eggs are removed from a woman's body, fertilised with sperm in a laboratory, then returned to the womb shortly afterwards to continue developing.



Articles using this Glossary Item

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Switzerland votes for PGD

06 July 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald

In a national referendum, a majority of Swiss voters have supported allowing preimplantation genetic diagnosis to screen for genetic diseases... [Read More]

When sperm banking went crackers

06 July 2015 - by Professor Allan Pacey

When I was first telephoned by a journalist to ask what I thought about the proposal that the NHS should pay for the sperm banking of every 18-year-old male in order to guard against reproductive ageing, I said just one word: 'Crackers!'... [Read More]

Poland passes IVF law

29 June 2015 - by Rachel Brown

Poland's lower house of parliament has approved a bill that, for the first time, provides statutory regulation of IVF in the country... [Read More]

Ectopic pregnancies following assisted reproduction fall by half

22 June 2015 - by Ayala Ochert

The rate of ectopic pregnancies in the UK following assisted reproduction has almost halved in the past 12 years, according to a new analysis... [Read More]

ESHRE 2015: Research highlights

22 June 2015 - by Ayala Ochert

A roundup of research stories from ESHRE 2015 that hit the headlines this week... [Read More]

Theatre Review: The Waiting Room

22 June 2015 - by Jane Morris

It takes an ambitious and courageous playwright to take on the challenging and emotive subject of IVF. Some may even regard it as foolish to delve into a topic that combines science, religion, politics and ethics... [Read More]

Academic performance not affected by assisted reproduction

15 June 2015 - by Ayala Ochert

The academic performance of teenagers who were conceived through assisted reproductive technologies is the same as that of their peers, according to Danish doctors... [Read More]

Radio Review: Woman's Hour/Drawing the Line - When IVF Doesn't Work

15 June 2015 - by Sarah Pritchard

How do couples who have undergone unsuccessful cycles of IVF decide when enough is enough? Should people try to set a personal 'limit' of cycles before treatment begins? And what support is out there if treatment doesn't work?... [Read More]

German grandmother, 65, gives birth to quadruplets

01 June 2015 - by Ana Ilic

A grandmother of seven has become the oldest woman to give birth to quadruplets, at the age of 65... [Read More]

Scottish Government urged to consider three NHS IVF cycles

26 May 2015 - by Ruth Retassie

A parliamentary committee has asked the Scottish Government to consider funding three cycles of IVF on the NHS, in an increase from the two cycles currently funded on the NHS in Scotland... [Read More]

Artificial sperm 'grown in lab' for first time

18 May 2015 - by Lubna Ahmed

A French company claims to have grown human sperm cells in a laboratory for the first time.... [Read More]

TV star in dispute over frozen embryos

05 May 2015 - by Dr Victoria Burchell

The ex-fiancé of Sofía Vergara, star of TV show Modern Family, is suing her for custody of their frozen embryos... [Read More]

Gammygate II: Surrogacy law must not be based on the latest tabloid story

27 April 2015 - by Professor Jenni Millbank

Surrogacy has received vastly disproportionate attention in Australia given its infrequent occurrence. In less than 30 years we have seen 27 public inquiries and at least 17 different laws passed. Many thousands of media articles and current affairs stories have been penned and filmed... [Read More]

Genome editing prevents mitochondrial disease in mice

27 April 2015 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

A gene-editing technique that may prevent mutated mitochondrial DNA from being passed down from mother to child has shown success in an animal study... [Read More]

Baby born from sperm collected 48 hours after father died

20 April 2015 - by Simon Hazelwood-Smith

A baby boy has been born using sperm collected 48 hours after the fathers' death. The healthy child was conceived through IVF after a lengthy legal process in Australia, following the death of the father in a motorcycle accident in 2011.... [Read More]

First IVF baby born after new technique to eliminate genetic disease

13 April 2015 - by Rachel Brown

The first baby in Europe has been born following a new IVF-based technique developed to prevent the inheritance of genetic disorders... [Read More]

IVF autism link vanishes when only one child born

30 March 2015 - by Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash

Children conceived with assisted reproductive technology may be twice as likely to develop autism... [Read More]

Offer three IVF cycles now, Scottish Government told

30 March 2015 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

A charity has called for all NHS Boards in Scotland to move towards offering eligible patients three full cycles of IVF... [Read More]

The picture doesn’t have to look like this

30 March 2015 - by Vicky Whitehead

In England, the IVF postcode lottery impacts on every different level of a patient's NHS treatment in a myriad of ways. Not only is there widespread variation in who can access treatment and the number of IVF cycles available, but even in how a cycle is defined... [Read More]

IVF culture media may influence sex of embryo

23 March 2015 - by Sophie McLachlan

The nutrient-filled liquid used to grow embryos during IVF might affect the resulting male to female birth ratio, a study suggests... [Read More]

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Events using this Glossary Item

 

Futures in Reproduction
15 December 2012  Churchill College, Cambridge CB3 0DS, UK
A conference celebrating the award of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine to Professor Sir Robert Edwards... [Read More]
Bob Edwards and IVF: The Early Years
08 March 2011 5pm Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, 10 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DZ, UK
A discussion about the early life and work of Professor Robert Edwards, introduced by Professor Martin Johnson... [Read More]
Genetic Testing in the 21st Century: Should We Screen the Human Embryonic Genome before Implantation?
08 March 2011 1.15pm-1.55pm Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
A presentation by Dr Joyce Harper to mark International Women's Day... [Read More]
Congenital Uterine Anomalies and Reproductive Outcome
20 November 2009 
A course for clinicians working in gynaecology, reproductive surgery and assisted reproduction... [Read More]
IVF Preceptorship: Assisted Reproductive Technology - Current Practice In The 21st Century
13 November 2009  IVI Madrid-Aravaca, 68-70 Avenida del Talgo, Madrid-Aravaca 28023, Spain
A course that provides up-to-date knowledge of IVF procedures and skills useful in IVF practice... [Read More]
Reproductive Medicine: Causes and Treatment of Infertility
10 September 2009  Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London W1B 1NT, UK
An event addressing current issues and latest developments in fertility, clinical embryology and reproductive biology... [Read More]
Meeting for Persons Responsible and Senior Staff
03 September 2009 9am-4.30pm Chandos House, 2 Queen Anne Street, London W1G 9LQ, UK
A meeting for Persons Responsible and senior staff at fertility clinics... [Read More]


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