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COVID VACCINATIONS

Strong support for COVID vaccination in pregnancy, despite continuing public hesitancy

A reluctance to be vaccinated against COVID-19 persists in some population groups, raising fears of infection among pregnant women. Yet the evidence in favour of the vaccines’ safety and efficacy continues to grow.

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PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

ESHRE reaches consensus on indicators of clinical performance in ART

Almost four years after ESHRE and Alpha Scientists reported their indicators for laboratory performance in ART, a new consensus has now been published by an ESHRE working group on indicators of clinical performance in ART.

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LEGISLATION IN FRANCE

France extends state-funded fertility treatment to lesbian and single women

New legislation in France will provide fertility treatment to single women and same-sex couples, making it free under the country's national health insurance system; fertility preservation for non-medical personal reasons is also allowed.

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ESHRE 2021

Despite moderate evidence, use of add-ons in IVF remains ‘common’

A survey of more than 1500 IVF patients in Australia has found that most had used adjunct treatments alongside their standard treatment – and usually at additional cost.

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FERTILISATION RATE

Fertilisation rate proposed as a strong indicator of cumulative live birth rate

A retrospective study of almost 10,000 ICSI cycles from the Italian national registry suggests that fertilisation rate may predict cumulative LBR as strongly as female age or the number of eggs retrieved.

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IMPACT FACTORS

ESHRE journals further extend their impact factors

The latest impact factors, calculated for 2020 and released at the end of June, find Human Reproduction Update once again leading by far the categories of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, while Human Reproduction and Molecular Human Reproduction both make further gains.

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ESHRE 2021

Coffee-break discussion: Should we transfer embryos derived from 0PN and 1PN oocytes?

Consensus from a lively coffee-break at the Annual Meeting concluded that abnormally fertilized oocytes can be rescued for clinical use and result in healthy live births. Efthymia Constantinou, Junior Deputy from the SIG Reproductive Genetics, reports.

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SPERM SELECTION

A quantitative approach to selecting sperm with DNA integrity for ICSI

An algorithm for selection of ICSI sperm by computer vision firstly confirms that a sperm cell’s motility and morphology reflect its DNA fragmentation, and further suggests that selecting sperm quantitatively may mitigate the risk of DNA fragmentation.

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2021 ANNUAL ASSEMBLY OF MEMBERS

Minutes of the Annual Assembly of Members, held online on Tuesday 1 July 2021 at 18.00 CEST

With the slides produced a few days in advance of this Annual Assembly of Members, the Society’s Chair, Cristina Magli, in presenting ESHRE’s 2021 report via a live link was able to update members on registrations for the annual meeting, which stood at 9244 for the main programme and 3021 for the precongress courses. The Chair said she was ‘absolutely happy’ with these registrations and expressed her gratitude to all who had made the meeting possible.

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ESHRE 2021

The demographic effect of ART on low fertility rates is ‘small but increasing’

With fertility rates in most developed countries now at their lowest ever level, one Thursday presentation at this meeting asked what many are thinking: can ART compensate for these declining fertility rates and the continued postponement of childbearing.

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