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Fertility preservation for transgender
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

Psychological support
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

Improving preimplantation genetic testing
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

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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

Montgomery Tubercles – an early sign of pregnancy?
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

Woman and microscope
6 July 2020
Hope for women with premature ovarian failure

Promising results are achieved in women under 40 with the worst reproductive scenario at ovarian level, thanks to the ASCOT technique (infusion of stem cells in the ovarian artery), which was already successful in low-responder patients The latest development shows the benefits of mobilizing stem cells in bone marrow and how, without injecting them, they… View Article

Single Mother
3 July 2020
As a single mother, what is the best way to manage my situation?

The Office for National Statistics reports that in 2019 there were 1.8 million single parents in the UK and these make up nearly a quarter of all families with dependent children. Of that 1.8 million, fewer than one in a hundred are teenagers, about 10% are single fathers, leaving the vast majority of over 1.6… View Article

Fertility treatment for single women
3 July 2020
What is the best age for getting pregnant?

A woman’s fertile years cover the whole span between the onset of menstruation at puberty through to menopause. Within that timeline, some periods are better for getting pregnant than others. However, as a further complication in an affluent Western culture, other considerations come into play, such as societal norms and the competing imperatives of career,… View Article

egg donation UK
3 July 2020
What is the process for egg donation?

If you’re thinking of becoming an egg donor in the UK, you obviously have strong altruistic impulses and a sisterly generosity that makes you want to offer your help to women who need it. But your kind-hearted gesture is not something to be undertaken lightly. You need to know what your commitment will be in… View Article



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