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andrology

ANDROLOGY CAMPAIGN

Reproductive health is not just a female matter

World leaders in andrology call on governments to prioritise male reproductive health 'for the health and survival of our species'

OPIS

OUTCOME PREDICTION

Prediction model for cumulative live birth in IVF validated for further locations

A prediction calculator for cumulative live birth in IVF based on the UK's HFEA database has been validated in an external independent cohort of IVF patients.

AGM 2018

2018 ANNUAL ASSEMBLY OF MEMBERS

Minutes of the Annual Assembly of Members, held on Tuesday 3 July 2018, 18.00 pm, at Centre de Convencions de Barcelona, Plaça de Willy Brandt 11-14, 08019 Barcelona, Spain

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COSTS OF IVF MULTIPLES

New analysis finds cost of IVF twin births almost three times higher than singleton

As found in Belgium in 2003, the cost of multiple pregnancies continues to present a strong argument in favour of elective single embryo transfer.

PGTA

PGT A

Embryo aneuploidy and IVF: To test or not to test?

After more than 20 years of study and debate, the controversies surrounding aneuploidy testing in embryos continues. At the heart of a recent exchange of opinion is the effect of mosaicism on results.

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ESTEEM TRIAL

No improvement in live birth rate from PGT-A, but markedly fewer miscarriages

Balancing the clinical benefits in miscarriage risk against the non-benefits in cumulative live birth rate.

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FREEZE ALL UPDATE

Easy on the ice: SART cohort study finds limited gains from freeze-all strategy

Only high responders were found to benefit, otherwise freeze-all approach associated with lower live birth rates than fresh transfers

Mitalipov

GENOME EDITING

Homology directed repair in CRISPR-corrected human embryos: the controversy goes on

Shoukhrat Mitalipov’s group has finally hit back at critics who disputed the interpretation of experiments in which a potentially fatal genetic mutation was corrected in human embryos. Sofia Makieva reports.

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FERTILITY PRESERVATION

Women who survive cancer less likely to achieve a pregnancy

For the first time, a large population study quantifies the effect of cancer and its treatment on the chances of pregnancy.