Help others to be mothers - please sign and share the Progress Educational Trust's petition, calling on the UK Government to #ExtendTheLimit on social egg freezing
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COVID-19 and reproduction: ESHRE COVID-19 working group update
18 May 2020 - by Dr Anna Veiga
The ESHRE working group on COVID-19 was constituted in early March as a group of ART experts working to investigate and offer updates on the possible consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic upon human reproduction and fertility in general... [Read More]
Genomics in an age of COVID-19
18 May 2020 - by Chris Wigley
COVID-19 has caused unprecedented levels of damage and disruption to the global population and economy, with no current cure or vaccine to prevent it. But, five months after the virus began to spread, there are still many questions that need to be answered... [Read More]
Reflections of a fertility doctor through the COVID-19 crisis
18 May 2020 - by Professor Adam Balen
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought huge challenges to our health service and to society as a whole. This has made me reflect on what it has meant to the fertility sector in the UK, the way we have responded and changes for the future... [Read More]
Access to IVF in the time of COVID-19
11 May 2020 - by Dr Imogen Goold
Following the cessation of all fertility services on 23 March 2020, fertility patients have been waiting to learn when they will be permitted to recommence treatment... [Read More]
Egg, sperm and embryo storage limits: ten key principles
11 May 2020 - by Sarah Norcross
In addition to continuing with its #ExtendTheLimit campaign, PET has developed ten key principles on egg, sperm embryo storage which have informed its response to the UK government's consultation on this area... [Read More]
How can diagnostic fertility testing labs help in the battle against COVID-19?
11 May 2020 - by Dr Alan Thornhill and Professor Darren Griffin
As we head into a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still many questions unanswered... [Read More]
Fertility nursing in the coronavirus pandemic
4 May 2020 - by Debbie Evans
In my 35 years as a fertility nurse, I can honestly say that working during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the most challenging few months of my career... [Read More]
Self-funded fertility patients – have your say
4 May 2020 - by Dr Catherine Hill
Sharing your experiences can help make sure patients are treated fairly in the future... [Read More]
What clinic staff are doing during the pandemic
4 May 2020 - by Ephia Yasmin
The novel coronavirus has spread rapidly, and the world has had to respond swiftly to contain it... [Read More]
FILM: Frozen Fertility - The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos (Part 6)
27 April 2020 - by BioNews
The sixth in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on medical, ethical, legal, social and policy aspects of cryopreservation, featuring a panel discussion chaired by Professor Allan Pacey of the University of Sheffield... [Read More]
Improving choices for fertility patients during a pandemic
27 April 2020 - by Sarah Norcross
We welcome the UK government's two-year extension to the legal limit on the storage of eggs, sperm and embryos, but more needs to be done for fertility patients during and after the coronavirus pandemic... [Read More]
Fertility preservation - the inequity of the law
20 April 2020 - by Dr Marco Gaudoin, Professor Richard Fleming and Dr Raj Mathur
Societal norms are changing. Men and women are choosing to delay having children for varied reasons including lack of an appropriate partner, career progression and a desire for financial security... [Read More]
FILM: Frozen Fertility - The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos (Part 5)
20 April 2020 - by BioNews
The fifth in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on medical, ethical, legal, social and policy aspects of cryopreservation, featuring a presentation by James Lawford Davies of Hill Dickinson... [Read More]
Life in Lockdown: the impact of COVID-19 on rare disease families
20 April 2020 - by Jillian Hastings Ward
BioNews asked me to write about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on access to healthcare for my son Sam (six), who has an ultra-rare genetic condition, but his healthcare needs are so intertwined with the rest of our daily life, I've described that as well... [Read More]
FILM: Frozen Fertility - The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos (Part 4)
6 April 2020 - by BioNews
The fourth in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on medical, ethical, legal, social and policy aspects of cryopreservation, featuring a presentation by Rachel Cutting of the HFEA... [Read More]
Ovarian reserve testing: Should it be used as a decision making tool?
6 April 2020 - by Moira Kyweluk
There is increased concern regarding delaying parenthood and age-related fertility decline, particularly for women, throughout the US and UK... [Read More]
The UK Supreme Court awards damages for commercial surrogacy
6 April 2020 - by Louisa Ghevaert
A legal watershed occurred on 1 April 2020 when the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX. In doing so, it marked an important development and intersection of medical negligence, fertility and surrogacy law in the UK... [Read More]
Fertility patients' self-care: counselling and support during the COVID-19 pandemic
30 March 2020 - by Angela Pericleous-Smith
This is an unprecedented time, never in living memory have we experienced the dreadful and extraordinary repercussions of a pandemic. As an infertility counsellor I am turning my thoughts to the numerous fertility patients who have had their fertility treatment disrupted, postponed or cancelled... [Read More]
FILM: Frozen Fertility - The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos (Part 3)
30 March 2020 - by BioNews
The third in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on medical, ethical, legal, social and policy aspects of cryopreservation, featuring a presentation by patient Sharon Jones... [Read More]
An open letter to fertility patients
23 March 2020 - by Sally Cheshire CBE
As Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the regulator responsible for overseeing all UK fertility clinics, I wanted to write an open letter to all of you who are currently undergoing or were planning fertility treatment at this difficult time... [Read More]
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