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  • Professor Adam Balen, Chair of the British Fertility Society (BFS) and spokesperson for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), said: “The field of reproductive medicine and IVF is evolving continuously and the UK has led the world with research into fertility treatments. “New treatments and approaches are always being evaluated and it is […]

  • 08 November 2016 Update on the Zika virus means fertility clinics should be extra vigilant when considering people for fertility treatment or gamete donation. Whilst the situation is still evolving and given the potentially significant consequences for a pregnancy if Zika is transmitted via the sperm, patients and donors should be asked about recent travel. In […]

  • Professor Joyce Harper, Professor in Human Genetics and Embryology, UCL, and BFS spokesperson, said:   “I do not feel that this technique would make an impact on fertility treatment for women of advanced maternal age  as their polar bodies are just as likely to have a chromosome abnormality as their eggs.  It would create more […]

  • What factors affect IVF and how best to maximise the chances of success were discussed by Mr Yacoub Khalaf, Consultant Gynaecologist and Medical Director of the Assisted Conception Unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS and member of the British Fertility Society (BFS) Executive Committee at this year’s Fertility Show (5-6 November) in London last […]