Monthly Archives: July 2016

ICSI not the best option for every patient

In the latest HR Editor’s highlight, Professor Hans Evers questioned the usage, or rather the overusage, of ICSI in fertility treatments. He referred to the newly published world ART figures in the ICMART World Report on Assisted Reproductice Technologies from … Continue reading

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The patient and the desire to have a child

Fertility Europe had a great patient session this year. Our topic was “Double Gamete Donation and Embryo Donation”, and our four speakers did a good job explaining some of the considerations related to the two in their own countries. What … Continue reading

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Nursing sessions well attended, despite early start

  Nursing sessions well attended, despite early start. Good to see so many nurses and midwives attending and presenting at the sessions here in Helsinki. Lots of high quality presentations from great speakers. The week started well on Sunday with … Continue reading

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6.5 million IVF babies since Louise Brown

ESHRE’s European IVF Monitoring (EIM) Consortium presented its preliminary data review of ART activity in 2013, with analysis of more than 680,000 cycles from 1144 centres and 143,0000 babies born. EIM Chairman Carlos Calhaz-Jorge said the numbers increased by 7% … Continue reading

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SIG Embryology pre-congress course highly attended

Pre-congress courses are increasingly popular at ESHRE annual meetings and the courses run by the the SIG Embryology attract particular interest. This year’s course was on “the multiple choices of IVF”, a title designed to reflect the multiplicity of options, … Continue reading

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Science versus rights: the debate on donor anonymity

Monday saw a very interesting debate between Petra Thorn and Wybo Dondorp on donor anonymity. In many countries, donor anonymity has been abolished, while in others it still remains very much the norm. According to Petra Thorn, donor anonymity and … Continue reading

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Bursting at the seams in ovarian stimulation

Monday was ovarian stimulation day. Three trials presented in two free communication sessions and one satellite symposium, and all before lunch. Anyone arriving on time at Room 101 for the “Optimising ovarian stimulation” session – a room built for more … Continue reading

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