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17 April 2014
Oh baby: Scientists find protein that lets egg and sperm hook up (Reuters, 16 April 2014)

16 April 2014
Gene linked to excess male hormones in female infertility disorder (NIH, 15 April 2014)

16 April 2014
IVF mix-up means Italian woman is carrying twins that aren’t her own (National Post, 15 April 2014)

16 April 2014
Crohn’s patient Lizzie Rose loses egg-freezing case (BBC News, 15 April 2014)

14 April 2014
NZ fertility services firm establishes clinic in Malaysia (New Zealand Herald, 14 April 2014)

14 April 2014
A method to predict your baby’s health and physical traits before he’s conceived (Health.India.com, 13 April 2014)

11 April 2014
Ontario proposes to pay for in vitro fertilization

11 April 2014
Aspirin may help women with recent pregnancy loss conceive and have a baby

10 April 2014
Statement supporting funding for stem cell and reproductive health research in Europe 2014 (Wellcome Trust, 10 April 2014)

10 April 2014
Italian court overturns divisive ban on donor eggs, sperm (Reuters, 9 April 2014)

10 April 2014
Wakeful baby ‘preventing pregnancy’ (MSN News, 10 April 2014)

10 April 2014
Three-parent IVF is here, and there is nothing to fear (Al Jazeera, 9 April 2014)

10 April 2014
Meet your unborn child – before it’s even conceived (New Scientist, 9 April 2014)

09 April 2014
Crohn's woman Lizzie Rose in High Court fertility plea (BBC News, 8 April 2014)

04 April 2014
NHS to lift ban on IVF treatment in North Yorkshire (Yorkshire Post, 3 April 2014)

03 April 2014
Fertility drugs may not increase breast cancer risk (Medical News Today, 3 April 2014)

03 April 2014
Study shows promise of preserving fertility in boys with cancer (Medical Xpress, 1 April 2014)

31 March 2014
There has been a sharp rise in the number of new mothers over 50 (The Courier, 31 March 2014)

28 March 2014
Study shows promise of preserving fertility in boys with cancer (EurekAlert, 27 March 2014)

28 March 2014
What psychosocial factors can help IVF patients? (EurekAlert, 27 March 2014)

28 March 2014
HFEA releases third report on fertility trends (HFEA press release, 27 March 2014)

28 March 2014
One third of infertility patients 'not offered counselling': survey results (Infertility Network UK press release, 25 March 2014)

25 March 2014
Psychiatric complications in women with PCOS often linked to menstrual irregularity (EurekAlert, 24 March 2014)

25 March 2014
How developing sperm stick to the right path (EurekAlert, 24 March 2014)

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Recent Press Releases, Responses and Statements

2013

 
Nov 2013 Joint support for reduction in multiple births
Nov 2013 British Fertility Society response to study showing IVF children at no higher risk of childhood cancers
May 2013 British Fertility Society response to the publication of the National Infertility Group Report
Apr 2013 British Fertility Society pays respect on death of IVF ‘founding father’ Professor Sir Robert Edwards, CBE, FRS
Feb 2013 British Fertility Society response to the updated NICE guidance on fertility
Feb 2013 British Fertility Society statement on using known sperm donors
Jan 2013 British Fertility Society comment on Department of Health proposals for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)

2012

 
May 2012 British Fertility Society response to the review of the NICE fertility guidelines
Feb 2012 Response to cash reserves built up by the HFEA
Jan 2012 New research predicts miscarriage from foetal growth
Jan 2012 Babies born from frozen embryos are heavier and have longer gestation periods than those from fresh embryos
Jan 2012 Surrogacy does not have a negative effect on the surrogate’s own children

2011

 
Oct 2011 BFS response to study in Human Reproduction on the risk of ovarian tumours following IVF treatment
Sep 2011 BFS response to paper in Nature Communications on in vitro production of fertile sperm from stem cells
Aug 2011 BFS responses study in Nature Communications on predicting the success of fertilisation in mouse eggs
Aug 2011 British Fertility Society response to Cell study on the creation of sperm and birth of live offspring from mouse embryonic stem cells
Jul 2011 British Fertility Society response to the announcement of a new "IVF lottery"
Jun 2011 British Fertility Society response to the report “Holding back the British IVF revolution?”
May 2011 British Fertility Society response to a column arguing that the NHS should not fund IVF treatments
Jan 2011 British Fertility Society response to HFEA launch of public consultation on sperm and egg donation

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