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ENDOMETRIOSIS

Choosing surgery or IVF in the treatment of infertility in endometriosis

Surgery or ART? A dearth of strong evidence reported at Campus meeting to favour specific infertility treatments in cases of endometriosis.

Miscarriage

MISCARRIAGE

Progesterone in preventing recurrent miscarriage

Despite a long history of controversy, a new expert review of progesterone supplementation in women at risk of recurrent miscarriage advises that many women 'may benefit'.

ADJUVANT TREATMENTS

Does anything work? Evidence lacking in every add-on newly analysed

Once again, adjuvant treatments to improve the chance of live birth are under the spotlight. New reviews of more than 20 clinical, endometrial and laboratory add-ons find no persuasive evidence for their application in everyday practice.

GENOME EDITING

Chinese CRISPR-Cas9 baby scientist jailed

An official China news agency reports that the biophysicist behind the birth of gene edited twins in 2018 has been found guilty of violating research regulations.

ENDOMETRIOSIS

Endometriosis and infertility: a poorly understood association

Despite its high prevalence and devastating personal consequences, endometriosis remains far from clearly understood, and especially its effects on implantation and pregnancy.

UNEXPLAINED INFERTILITY

Strict cancellation policy urged for stimulated IUI

New systematic review concludes that IUI with gonadotrophin stimulation for unexplained infertility cannot be supported because of multiple gestation risk.

OPEN ACCESS

Subscription journals braced for open access

An ESHRE expert meeting in November reviewed what we know so far about open access publishing for medical journals. The meeting in particular explored where we now are with Plan S and how its implementation might affect the Human Reproduction journals.

2020 ANNUAL MEETING

Great Danes: The unique place of Denmark in ART today

Anja Pinborg, a local organiser of this year's annual meeting in Copenhagen, on the impact of state-funded IVF and the potential of Danish national registries to assess the long-term safety of ART.

IVF ACCESS

Introducing an affordable IVF system for developing countries

It is now 13 years since the Belgian gynecologist Willem Ombelet organised a meeting with ESHRE's support in the Tanzanian town of Arusha. There, 37 experts galvanised their ideas for bringing safe, affordable and effective IVF to countries thus far beyond the reach of treatment. In this podcast Ombelet reviews progress since those visionary days.

ACCESS TO TREATMENT

Improving global access to fertility care

A Campus meeting in December concluded that global access to effective fertility can be achieved, but only with the combined commitments of fertility education, affordable treatment, and the support of governments.