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  • In the year that the world’s first test tube baby turns 40, we celebrate the pioneering techniques that led to this moment. Chair of the British Fertility Society Jane Stewart, scientist Kay Elder and Progress Educational Trust Director Sarah Norcross discuss how fertility treatments have advanced and developed and consider what the future holds for IVF with andrologist Allan Pacey. With […]

  • The BFS AGM was held during the Fertility 2018 Conference in Liverpool and covered all the recent updates and exciting developments the BFS is undergoing. It also provides a summary of the main outcomes from the recent Membership Survey, from which the BFS is developing a strategic action plan. View the AGM slides

  • By Professor Joyce Harper, Dr Kylie Baldwin, Dr Lucy Van de Wiel and Professor Jacky Boivin Appeared in BioNews 946 In the UK, the storage limit for eggs frozen for social reasons is currently limited to ten years: too short for healthy young women wanting to preserve their opportunities to conceive later in life. The age at which women are […]

  • The LOCI (Letrozole Or Clomifene for ovulation Induction) trial is a proposed new study to determine the best treatment for ovulation induction (OI). This is planned to be a 2×2 factorial design trial, so that women will first be randomised to receive clomifene or letrozole, then a second randomisation will decide if they receive metformin […]

  • The HFEA has implemented the two EU Directives on import and coding with immediate effect.   The Authority has agreed amendments to General Directions 0006 putting into effect the changes brought about by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Amendment) Regulations 2018, which incorporates the Directives in to UK law. Sally Cheshire, the HFEA Chair signed off on the amended General Directions […]

  • BFS is supporting the development of a minimum data set (core outcome set) for infertility.   We are coming together address the widespread, unwarranted variation in the collection and reporting of outcomes in infertility research. This is a barrier to improving the care people with infertility receive.   We strongly encouraging anyone, anywhere with expertise or experience infertility to […]

  • Dr Jane Stewart, Chair of the British Fertility Society welcomes the new HFEA report on trends and figures in fertility treatment, released today (14 March 2018), she said “IVF and related treatments are safe and effective.  The HFEA data confirms year on year advances in success rates and efficiency (low multiple birth rates and increased […]

  • Today (2 February 2018), the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has published a scientific impact paper that shows that government funding is the most important factor in reducing the rate of multiple pregnancies following IVF treatment. Consultant Gynaecologist Dr Jane Stewart, Chair of the British Fertility Society said “Along with the RCOG, the BFS calls […]

  • This event is run by the Science Media Centre and is on Wednesday 7th March 2018 at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London from 1pm to 5pm. For more information and to register to this FREE event – please follow the link below. introduction to the news media

  • Healthcare professionals call for better practices in preserving future fertility for cancer patients, transfolk, and others. Today (4 January), at the Fertility 2018 meeting in Liverpool, the British Fertility Society will present brand new guidelines for clinicians on fertility preservation for people assigned female at birth. Fertility preservation is a rapidly growing specialty and the […]