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The importance of compatibility testing (CGT) for couples
4 January 2021
The importance of compatibility testing (CGT) for couples

When couples consider their compatibility, they may think about shared interests and common values. But when it comes to starting a family, it is time to look at a different type of compatibility. One in every 25 children in the UK is affected by a genetic disorder. In many cases, this is not the result… View Article

21 December 2020
What are the different types of families?

Families have been the primary social unit throughout human history, and they come in many forms. Social anthropology identifies many family types over time. These range from patriarchal to matriarchal, monogamous to polygamous, established to nomadic – to mention just a few. The reality is that there is not one type of family: there are… View Article

11 December 2020
What is implantation bleeding?

Implantation bleeding can happen in early pregnancy. It can also be accompanied by mild implantation pain. If you’re not expecting to be pregnant, it could pass you by without you noticing.  You might even mistake it for early spotting ahead of your next period. But if you’re trying to get pregnant, it’s natural that you… View Article

1 December 2020
How do HIV and AIDS affect fertility?

The 1st of December marks World AIDS Day. On this day, it’s important we remind ourselves that this is still an ongoing pandemic, affecting nearly 38 million people globally every day.  In the UK alone, there are over 100,000 people living with HIV.  World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show our support for those… View Article

20 November 2020
Fertility preservation for transgender men and women

Transgender Awareness Week sheds light on issues faced by the transgender community. This year, it takes place between 13th – 19th November before the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday 20th November. When it comes to fertility, transgender people face a very complex and often painful situation. Gender-affirming treatment can ease the distress of living… View Article

11 November 2020
The importance of psychological support during fertility treatment

Anyone who has experienced infertility knows that it can feel like more than a simple reproductive problem. It can strike at your confidence and your very sense of identity. Once you decide to take the plunge and seek treatment, that too can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. It is important to remember that infertility affects… View Article

23 October 2020
IVI makes significant advances in the safety and success of Assisted Reproduction

IVI discovers that using slush nitrogen at -210° in embryo vitrification could increase embryo survival compared to the current technique Non-invasive preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy is the starting point to continue to improve results and become a useful diagnostic tool This important research into safety is part of a total of 74 papers presented… View Article

19 October 2020
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 37 reasons not to lose hope

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s dedicated to highlighting and supporting women all over the world who are living with breast cancer. This year, the message from IVI is clear: becoming a mother after cancer is possible. Since starting our fertility preservation programme, “Becoming a Mother After Cancer”, we have helped 37 babies to… View Article

19 August 2020
Montgomery Tubercles – an early sign of pregnancy?

Montgomery tubercles, also known as Montgomery glands, are raised white bumps that look similar to goosebumps on the nipple and surrounding areola. They are named after William Fetherstone Montgomery, an Irish physician and obstetrician who first described them in 1837, although it is fair to assume that many thousands of women, over many generations, had… View Article

Vitrification of oocytes
8 July 2020
The importance of egg preservation for women with endometriosis

IVI presents a study that reveals the relationship between early fertility preservation and a higher gestation success rate in endometriosis patients On the occasion of the 36th Congress of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) We have already talked about endometriosis on other occasions, what this disease consists of, what its main… View Article

IVF lab
7 July 2020
Artificial intelligence in embryo selection: a reality thanks to IVI

Artificial Intelligence has made it possible to create the KIDScoreD5 system, which automatically analyses and classifies embryos, increasing the probability of gestation IVI has carried out the most extensive study to date, which has enabled it to demonstrate this clinical revolution in embryo selection using Artificial Intelligence This study on Artificial Intelligence and KIDScoreD5 is… View Article



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