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CHAIRMAN'S UPDATE

More responsive and more effective

ESHRE Chairman Roy Farquharson describes the outcome of a two-year strategic review which aims to enhance member support in five key areas of ESHRE activity.

SIG SQART

What it means to be a SIG Junior Deputy

Alessandra Alteri, Junior Deputy of the SIG SQART, describes how she applied for the post and, with so many personal gains in the role, encourages others to submit an application at the next round of elections.

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STEM CELLS

Mice from same-sex parents produce their own offspring

Generation of bimaternal and bipaternal mice overcomes reproductive barriers of genomic imprinting. Cristina Eguizabal and colleagues from the SIG Stem Cells report.

PAIN IN ENDOMETRIOSIS

A broad approach needed to manage the pain of endometriosis

Andrew Horne, a past co-ordinator of the SIG Endometriosis and Endometrial Disorders, describes endometriosis as a 'vicious roller coaster' of pain with a huge socioeconomic impact.

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BARCELONA: ELECTIVE OOCYTE FREEZING

Women are freezing their eggs because of ‘partnership problems’, not for their careers

Most of the routes to elective oocyte freezing involve women who are unattached or single. Clinics urged to make patient-centred care for single women a priority.

EXPANDED CARRIER SCREENING

New ethical questions raised by expanded carrier screening

Rita Vassena, scientific director of the Eugin Clinic in Barcelona, welcomes the genetic information which expanded carrier screening can provide but warns that careful counselling is needed to fulfil its opportunities.

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FIGO CONGRESS

ESHRE active at FIGO's latest world congress

Frank Broekmans reports on a main-programme session organised by ESHRE's SIG Reproductive Endocrinology; reproductive medicine a prominent feature of the congress

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IN PROFILE

The Edinburgh tradition

Richard Anderson, Professor of Clinical Reproductive Science at the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health in Edinburgh, on the emergence of fertility preservation.

ENDOMETRIAL THICKNESS

A cut-off for endometrial thickness: findings from the largest cohort study

The relationship between endometrial thickness and successful embryo transfer remains a matter of controversy. Sofia Makieva describes results from a large registry study which found that, while live birth rates decrease with endometrial thickness, reasonable outcomes were obtained with even lower endometrial thickness measurements.

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SIG ETHICS & LAW

SIG Ethics & Law hosts ESHRE exchange symposium at ASRM on embryo research

SIG Deputy Heidi Mertes on the principal ethical objections to embryo research and why some countries have a more liberal approach than others.