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An extension to egg freezing storage limits and why we shouldn’t fear a sudden rise in women pursuing motherhood much later on in life

An extension to egg freezing storage limits and why we shouldn’t fear a sudden rise in women pursuing motherhood much later on in life

During the Covid-19 pandemic we have all spent less time in the company of others than perhaps ever before and for single women approaching the end of their fertility, the pandemic has come at a costly time when they would otherwise have hoped to be meeting a life partner and starting a family.

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Trends Defining Fertility Medicine

IVF success rates continue to improve, fewer women are having twins and more same sex couples are going through assisted conception. Egg freezing is the fastest growing fertility treatment. The HFEA releases its fertility trends report.
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Thyroid Antibodies, Miscarriage and Fertility

Taking levothyroxine with thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies but a normal thyroid function does not increase the likelihood of delivering a live baby, according to the TABLET trial.
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Introducing the Fertility Hub

Professional societies and patients have collaborated to launch the fertility hub. The fertility information pages share links to reliable resources and evidence.
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Limits of Male Fertility Testing

Making a baby only needs one sperm. But 30--50% of couples with fertility problems have a male factor issue. Semen analysis remains the cornerstone of the evaluation of male fertility, but it has limitations.
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Fresh or Frozen Embryo Transfer

New research finds that frozen embryo transfer is associated with higher live birth rates than transfer in a fresh cycle. But what is the explanation and should we be advising freeze-all for all?