http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-32829035 MSPs call for IVF treatment to be increased to three cycles – BBC News www.bbc.co.uk
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/23/annegret-raunigk-german-woman-birth-quadruplets-aged-65 German woman aged 65 gives birth to quadruplets after IVF treatment www.theguardian.com Three boys and one girl born prematurely at 26 weeks but chances of survival are good, says TV channel following Annegret Raunigk’s pregnancy
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3093534/Blushing-ladies-Don-t-fret-s-just-sign-fertility-Sex-hormones-make-women-s-faces-redder.html Blushing, ladies? Don’t fret, it’s just a sign of fertility! www.dailymail.co.uk Female’s facial skin is redder when the sex-hormone oestradiol, which promotes fertility, is at its highest level in the body. A side-effect of its presence is causing the skin’s blood vessels to dilate.
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/292566.php New review recognizes the importance of counselling in those affected by infertility www.medicalnewstoday.com The psychological impact and private agony of infertility must be carefully considered by healthcare professionals, suggests a new review, published Friday 10 April in The Obstetrician …
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/may/23/artist-men-also-suffer-agony-miscarriage-lose-baby Bereaved father uses his art to show how men share the pain of miscarriage www.theguardian.com Artist stages ‘joyous and thought-provoking’ exhibition to raise awareness of how fathers deal with loss
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/21/what-couples-struggling-with-infertility-want-you-to-know_n_7101678.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents 27 Things People Struggling With Infertility Want You To Know www.huffingtonpost.com It’s National Infertility Awareness Week, and the theme this year is “You Are Not Alone.” It’s an apt message — infertility is still somewhat of a taboo topic, but it’s certainly not rare.
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/23/living/feat-infertility-when-adoption-not-option/index.html Infertility: When adoption is not an option – CNN.com www.cnn.com Many infertile women are asked, “Why don’t you just adopt?” But adoption is too costly for some women. For others, it’s not right for their family.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/05/21/national/osaka-hospital-stops-storing-frozen-sperm-two-clients-without-consulting/#.VV8DYflVikp Osaka hospital stops storing frozen sperm of two clients without consulting them | The Japan Times www.japantimes.co.jp A public hospital in Osaka has stopped keeping the frozen sperm of two men in their 30s without consultation them, after the doctor in charge moved to anot
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11619857/Paracetamol-may-harm-unborn-boys-fertility-pregnant-women-warned.html Paracetamol may harm unborn boys’ fertility, pregnant women warned www.telegraph.co.uk Scientists say study adds to existing evidence that too much paracetamol in pregnancy may increase risk of reproductive disorders in male babies
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/20/the-price-of-postponing-kids-for-some-costly-ivf-and-a-bundle-of-debt/ The Price of Postponing Kids: For Some, Costly IVF and a Bundle of Debt blogs.wsj.com A new survey suggests many couples, probably those with inadequate savings, are taking on debt for fertility treatments.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3087683/Could-ingredient-moisturisers-help-improve-IVF-rates-Scientists-hope-help-sperm-STICK-egg.html Could a molecule found in moisturisers improve IVF rates? www.dailymail.co.uk Scientists at the University of Leeds believe hyaluronic acid, normally found in beauty products to improve the skin’s elasticity, could help sperm stick to the human egg when it’s released from the ovary.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22630224.800-barcode-your-egg-and-sperm-cells-to-avoid-ivf-mixups.html#.VV2qN_lVikp Barcode your egg and sperm cells to avoid IVF mix-ups www.newscientist.com A tiny polysilicon tag can label both eggs and semen, reducing the risk of sample mistakes in the labs of fertility clinics
http://fusion.net/story/136478/what-your-doctor-isnt-telling-you-about-fertility-in-your-20s/ What your doctor isn’t telling you about your fertility social.fusion.net Should sex ed include a lesson on the realities of a woman’s fertility? Some advocates say yes. Here’s a guide to what isn’t being taught.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3086065/Too-SALT-delaying-puberty-children-causing-host-fertility-problems-later-life.html Too much salt ‘could delay the onset of puberty’ www.dailymail.co.uk The rising levels of salt in Western diets could have significant consequences for the reproductive health of future generations, according to researchers from the University of Wyoming.
http://www.bionews.org.uk/page.asp?obj_id=526636&PPID=526333&sid=124 BIONEWS – Event Review: A TripAdvisor for Fertility Clinics – Would You Recommend It? www.bionews.org.uk At this Progress Educational Trust event there was a lively debate about whether and how the HFEA should collect feedback from patients about fertility clinics across the UK and publish it on its website…
http://infertility.about.com/od/familyandfriends/a/Talking-About-Infertility-With-Your-Children.htm?utm_content=bufferae973&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer How to Talk to Your Kids About Infertility infertility.about.com Secondary infertility isn’t only hard on parents — it can also be hard on the kids who are eager for a baby brother or sister. Here’s how to handle discussion of this sensitive topic.
http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_526622.asp BIONEWS – Is the UK sperm donor shortage a myth? www.bionews.org.uk For the first time, a British sperm bank has sufficient stocks and donors to begin supplying clinics registered by the HFEA. The move marks a shift in the dynamics of UK sperm donation and would suggest that the perception of any shortage of […]
http://www.lothianreflexology.co.uk/blog/is-male-fertility-testing-inadequate Is Male Fertility Testing Inadequate? www.lothianreflexology.co.uk More can be done to test for sperm quality to help identify the cause of recurrent miscarriage or determine whether IVF or ICSI is best.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-health/11612349/Fertility-education-Cameron-must-help-schoolgirls-plan-pregnancy.html Fertility education: David Cameron must help Britain’s schoolgirls plan their pregnancies www.telegraph.co.uk More young women are inquiring about egg freezing procedures in Britain than ever before. Professor Geeta Nargund calls on the government to start teaching our schoolgirls (and boys) about fertility in the classroom