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FERTILITY PRESERVATION FOR WOMEN

From egg freezing to ovarian tissue cryopreservation

A very well attended Campus meeting in October on adult female fertility preservation reviewed the full range of treatments and challenges. Richard Anderson from the SIG Fertility Preservation and Frank Broekmans from the SIG Reproductive Endocrinology report.

Stem Cells

SIG STEM CELLS

Two decades in embryonic stem cells

Cristina Eguizabal, Co-ordinator of ESHRE's SIG Stem Cells, looks back from the twentieth anniversary of the derivation of the first human embryonic stem cells.

IN PROFILE

Interview 'Sperm count is a relatively poor index of fertility'

Jackson Kirkman-Brown, Science Lead at Birmingham Women’s Fertility Centre, UK, and Co-ordinator of ESHRE's SIG Andrology, talks to Focus on Reproduction about the limitations of semen assessment, the broad perspective of 'andrology' and the future directions of research in male fertility.

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.

SIG EMBRYOLOGY

Invasive and non-invasive assessment of gametes and embryos

The latest SIG Embryology Campus, held in Nice in November, described gamete and embryo assessment as 'The Holy Grail' of embryology. Four young members of the SIG Embryology were among the many participants and they here provide their feedback.