Rates of IVF continue to grow

Xavier Symons | 04 April 2014 |
tags: embryo, human dignity, IVF
A new healthcare analytics report has revealed just how big the IVF market is, and how big it is set to become.

IVF consultation launched in Australia

Michael Cook | 22 March 2014 |
tags: Australia, IVF
Australia is to conduct a review of the ethics and clinical practice of assisted reproductive technology.

Stop fretting about 3-parent embryos and get ready for “multiplex parenting”

Michael Cook | 08 March 2014 |
tags: artificial gametes, artificial reproduction, IVF, multiplex parenting
With artificial gametes, the sky’s the limit for parents.

IVF kids now 1.5% of all births in US

Michael Cook | 01 March 2014 |
tags: IVF, USA
Latest figures from the SART

COMMENT: Is egg freezing a scam?

Miriam Zoll | 01 March 2014 |
tags: commercialization, egg freezing, IVF
Do consumers know what they are signing up for?

The kids are OK

Michael Cook | 22 February 2014 |
tags: birth defects, IVF
A study in the journal Fertility and Sterility has found that children born from assisted reproduction are as healthy and well-educated as their naturally conceived peers.

Final triplet arrives five years later

Michael Cook | 16 February 2014 |
tags: IVF
From eight embryos come two boys in 2008 and a girl in 2013.

Is IVF overused, ask researchers

Michael Cook | 31 January 2014 |
tags: evidence-based medicine, IVF, unexplained subfertility
Hard questions must be asked about the steep rise in commercial IVF around the world, say researchers in the BMJ.

Iran, the fertility capital of the Middle East

Michael Cook | 31 January 2014 |
tags: Iran, Islam, Islamic bioethics, IVF
With government subsidies and encouragement from the mullahs, Iran has the world’s cheapest IVF.

HFEA scraps single-embryo policy after court defeat

Xavier Symons | 23 November 2013 |
tags: HFEA, IVF, single-embryo transfer
The UK’s fertility watchdog, the Human Fertility and Embryology Authority, has lost a significant court battle to limit the number of multiple births from IVF treatment.

It’s more expensive, unnecessary and unhealthier: so why do IVF clinics prefer ICSI?

Michael Cook | 16 November 2013 |
tags: ICSI, IVF
Despite complaints from experts, more and more IVF clinics are using intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

Retiring head of UK fertility watchdog warns of IVF pain

Michael Cook | 01 November 2013 |
tags: HFEA, IVF, UK
The retiring head of the UK's fertility watchdog has painted a bleak picture of the world of IVF in a column in the BBC

The eugenicist sympathies of IVF pioneer Robert Edwards

Xavier Symons | 12 October 2013 |
tags: eugenics, IVF, Robert Edwards
Edwards was a card-carrying member of the Eugenics Society and advocated the genetic selection of the strongest embryos available for IVF procedures.

Legal complications of posthumous reproduction

Michael Cook | 14 September 2013 |
tags: IVF, posthumous conception
Thanks to frozen sperm and frozen embryos, it is possible for a man to have offspring after death, even many years after his death. This is leading to complex legal issues.

Abandoned embryos in ethical and legal limbo

Xavier Symons | 14 September 2013 |
tags: abandoned embryos, IVF
The heated discussion over IVF embryo disposal continues in the US and Canada.

Examining the hidden stories of infertility

Michael Cook | 31 August 2013 |
tags: infertility, IVF
A forum on infertility

One-third of women conceive naturally after IVF

Michael Cook | 17 August 2013 |
tags: IVF
Couple has naturally-conceived twins soon after their IVF twins.

An early progenitor of IVF?

Michael Cook | 03 August 2013 |
tags: assisted reproduction, Helena Wright, IVF, sperm donation
“The strange tale of how 500 women were helped to conceive after the first world war”.

Does the development of IVF have a murky past?

Michael Cook | 27 July 2013 |
tags: clinical trials, IVF, research ethics
Was Patrick Steptoe, one of the famed creators of IVF, sensitive to research ethics?

“Alka-Seltzer” IVF possible for fraction of current price

Michael Cook | 13 July 2013 |
tags: IVF
Belgian IVF researchers claim that they can deliver IVF for 10 to 15% of the current cost of conventional programs.
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