Subscribe to the BioNews newsletter for free

Login
Advanced Search

Search for
BioNews

Like the Progress Educational Trust on Facebook


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

 1/83      

Abnormal fetuses are highly unlikely to heal themselves

18 April 2016 - by Professor Caroline Ogilvie

Press coverage of a recent study on mouse embryos speculates that termination of human pregnancies diagnosed with aneuploidy (a family of conditions including Down's syndrome) at prenatal diagnosis could be unnecessary, due to the ability of the fetus to 'heal itself'. In fact, the paper's findings are not relevant to aneuploidy detected at prenatal diagnosis... [Read More]

Bedfordshire CCG considers removing all funding for IVF

18 April 2016 - by Dr Mary Yarwood

Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is consulting the public on whether to remove all funding for IVF treatment, apart from for special medical exceptions... [Read More]

Judge criticises clinic's 'seriously deficient' care of couple after clerical blunder

18 April 2016 - by Cait McDonagh

A clerical mistake at a Sheffield IVF clinic meant that a father's status as his child's legal parent was put in doubt... [Read More]

55-year-old becomes Britain's oldest mother of triplets

11 April 2016 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars

A 55-year old woman from Boston, England, has become Britain's oldest mother of triplets... [Read More]

Pre-pubertal ovarian tissue preservation – are we pushing the boundaries too far?

11 April 2016 - by Dr Edgar Mocanu

Oncofertility services allow some women to cryopreserve oocytes, embryos or ovarian tissue in order to protect their ability to have a family when faced with malignancy and adjuvant therapy. However, to date, fertility cryopreservation had very little to offer young, pre-pubertal girls... [Read More]

President of the Family Division criticises IVF clinic and lawyers

11 April 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has criticised as 'insensitive' the handling of a claim brought by the biological mother of twins who was the victim of an administrative error at a fertility clinic... [Read More]

Second Chinese team create genetically modified human embryos

11 April 2016 - by Ayala Ochert

A second team in China report that they have created genetically modified human embryos, in an attempt to make them resistant to HIV, using the genome-editing technique CRISPR/Cas9... [Read More]

Birth rate up, multiple-birth rate down – egg freezing more common, says HFEA

04 April 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

Pregnancy and live birth rates following IVF have continued to increase as the multiple-birth rate declines, according to the latest figures released by the HFEA... [Read More]

Protecting our next generation from an uncertain fertility future: why education is key

04 April 2016 - by Dr Geeta Nargund

Complete reproductive education, including regarding fertility issues, is the right of all our young people... [Read More]

Book Review: Katherine Carlyle

21 March 2016 - by Amy Reed

Rupert Thomson's beautiful and powerful writing rests on a flimsy plot about a woman's journey from frozen embryo to lost adult... [Read More]

Reply to the signatories of the COGEN Consensus Statement

21 March 2016 - by Heidi Mertes, Sjoerd Repping & Guido de Wert

The cosignatories of the COGEN consensus statement attempt to refute our remarks and concerns about the increased use of preimplantation genetic screening by presenting the same low-level 'evidence' they continuously use to advocate the widespread adoption of PGS... [Read More]

Women receives transplanted ovary frozen aged eight

21 March 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

A 23-year-old woman may soon become become pregnant after receiving an implant of an ovary that had been frozen since she was eight years old... [Read More]

Clinic offers sperm donors free IVF for a friend

14 March 2016 - by Ayala Ochert

An IVF clinic in the UK has announced that it will offer sperm donors the chance to nominate a friend or family member for free IVF treatment.... [Read More]

Book Review: Our Journey - One Couple's Guide to US Surrogacy

29 February 2016 - by Ëlo Luik

'Our Journey' is an honest and exhilarating account of one couple's experience with US surrogacy, as well as a practical guide for those considering following in their footsteps... [Read More]

Do mobile phones 'cook' sperm?

29 February 2016 - by Dr Rosie Morley

Certain aspects of mobile phone usage may be linked to abnormal sperm concentration, according to research... [Read More]

Embryo 'squishing' could improve IVF success rates

29 February 2016 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra

Researchers in the USA have shown that 'squishing' an egg within hours of fertilisation can indicate how healthy and viable it is... [Read More]

Lab-made sperm used to breed healthy mice

29 February 2016 - by Helen Robertson

Scientists in China have used stem cells to create rudimentary sperm that successfully fertilised mouse eggs to produce healthy offspring... [Read More]

Somerset cuts IVF funding to one cycle only

28 February 2016 - by Rikita Patel

Somerset CCG has announced that its provision of NHS-funded IVF will be reduced from two cycles to one... [Read More]

Reply to Mertes, Repping and de Wert 'Stating the obvious: discarding embryos does not increase your chance of having a baby'

22 February 2016 - by The signatories of the COGEN Consensus Statement

It is clear from the reply of Mertes et al in BioNews 835 to the COGEN Consensus Statement on preimplanation genetic screening that some controversy still remains regarding the benefits of PGS... [Read More]

Scientist warns of 'timebomb' of health problems for IVF babies

22 February 2016 - by Ryan Ross

The use of IVF technologies could be storing up future health problems for children born through the technique, according to an evolutionary biologist... [Read More]

 1/83      


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...
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...
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...
Congenital Uterine Anomalies and Reproductive Outcome
20 November 2009 
A course for clinicians working in gynaecology, reproductive surgery and assisted reproduction...
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...
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...
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...


Published by the Progress Educational Trust
Advertise your products and services HERE - click for further details
Become a Friend of PET HERE and give the Progress Educational Trust a regular donation

Good Fundraising Code

Find out more about the Progress Educational Trust by downloading our brochure HERE