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FERTILITY EDUCATION

Education campaign targets national policy-makers

ESHRE is backing a global campaign to increase awareness among policy-makers of the need for fertility education in response to declining birth rates.

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POOR OVARIAN RESPONSE

'Duostim' protocol 'promising' in IVF poor responders

Despite several different approaches, variable doses and adjuvant therapies, the successful treatment of poor responders in IVF remains a stubborn clinical challenge. Now, a new observational study of a dual stimulation protocol appears to offer 'a very promising strategy'.

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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.

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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'.

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ADJUVANTS IN POR

Growth hormone and other adjuvants in IVF poor responders

A new meta-analysis of adjuvant treatments for poor responders in IVF finds that only two have any significant effect on pregnancy, while growth hormone may increase oocyte and embryo yield.

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CAMPUS DONOR CONCEPTION

From individual connections to intricate networks in donor conception

Donor conception was never straightforward, but recent developments in anonymity requirements and personal genetic discovery mean that relationships between donor and offspring are now more complex than ever before. Lucy Frith, Astrid Indekeu, Mariana Martins from the SIGs Psychology & Counselling and Ethics & Law report from a recent Campus meeting.

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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.

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JOURNAL CLUB

ESHRE journal club's inaugural meeting

ESHRE's newly formed journal club had its first Twitter meeting last month, taking as its theme a new Human Reproduction paper on the association of hypertension in pregnancy with sperm donation. FoR correspondent Sofia Makieva reports from the Twittersphere.

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CHINA REGISTRY

China confirmed as world's most prolific ART nation

A first comprehensive report on ART activity in China shows that more than 900,000 ART cycles were performed in 2016, far more than recorded in Japan or USA.

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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.

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