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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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Frequent sex – not abstinence – is better for sperm quality 24 September 2018 News
TV Review: One Day that Changed My Life (Episode 5, Series 3) – BBC One 24 September 2018 Review
Battle-worn: Setting up a multi-centre, randomised, controlled trial in the UK 17 September 2018 Comment
Dead son's sperm used to create grandson without consent 17 September 2018 News
Freeze eggs before 35 for IVF success, says UK report 17 September 2018 News
IVF babies at greater risk of high blood pressure as teens 10 September 2018 News
IVF cuts encourage risky multiple pregnancies, warns UK report 10 September 2018 News
Radio Review: Biohacking – BBC Radio 4 10 September 2018 Review
HFEA launches first National Fertility Patient Survey 3 September 2018 Comment
The significance of fertility: A landmark ruling on posthumous conception 3 September 2018 Comment
'Freeze all' policy for embryos not always best for IVF 28 August 2018 News
Scientists base-edit first viable human embryos 28 August 2018 News
Uterus transplantation in Lebanon: Could it make women more vulnerable? 28 August 2018 Comment
Genetic screening of embryos makes no difference to births 13 August 2018 News
Podcast Review: In Vitro Fertilisation, 40 Years On 13 August 2018 Review
Event Review: IVF at 40 – Science Museum 6 August 2018 Review
Radio Review: Boston Calling – Baby Guaranteed 6 August 2018 Review
Lebanon becomes tenth country to perform uterus transplant 30 July 2018 News
Happy birthday to Louise Brown: BFS Chair, Dr Jane Stewart, reflects on 40 years of IVF 25 July 2018 Comment
Sperm extracted from fatally injured man for partner's use 23 July 2018 News
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Events using this Glossary Item

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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
8 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?
8 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
3 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...