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Using PGS to Help Prevent Recurrent Miscarriage...

The wonderfully informative site, Fertility Authority, has done a series of videos on issues relating to infertility. Here is one I did on using preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) to help prevent recurrent miscarriage. As I say in the video: Typically, miscarriage rates in IVF are 20, 25 percent. When you do PGS and put back euploid embryos, the miscarriage rates are less than 7 percent. So, we can really help that...

More Good News...

Following a recent study that found that fertility treatments in the United States continue to grow safer and are now considered “a low-risk procedure, comes a new study published in Human Reproduction that states: The last two decades has seen a steady improvement in the health outcomes of children born after assisted reproduction (ART), with fewer babies being born preterm, with low birth weight, stillborn...

Research Update...

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have discovered that “chronic stress activates a hormone that reduces fertility long after the stress has ended, and that blocking this hormone returns female reproductive behavior to normal.” This is good news since stress is often considered an important factor in the inability to conceive. While the research to date has only been carried out on rats,...

Revisiting Research for “Three-parent Embryo...

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) in Britain (considered the watchdog for fertility treatments and advancement) is considering approving a technique I pioneered. In an article, published today in The Independent, I’m interviewed as to my experience with the technique as well as the resultant controversy. It’s a very interesting piece at a crucial time in the field of IVF in Britain....