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The transfer of one pre-screened embryo during IVF leads to birth rates equivalent to transferring two unscreened embryos, indicates new research from the USA.
Preliminary results presented at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical Meeting revealed that single embryo transfer combined with preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) resulted in fewer twin pregnancies and better health outcomes for both mother and child.
A CITY fertility clinic is inviting prospective IVF patients to join a clinical trial to have their embryos screened free of charge for abnormalities.
Care Fertility has pioneered the of egg and embryo screening, called Array CGH. The aim of the study is to test whether transferring normal embryos significantly increases pregnancy and live birth rates in younger women undergoing IVF for the first time.
People who take part must meet a number of criteria:
- Female age less than 35
- Male and female BMI less than 35
- No previous IVF treatment
- No history of miscarriage
Whenever Louise Milano sees a boy aged about 12 in the street, she finds herself staring intently at him, searching his face for any clues that he just might be her biological child — the son she has never met. It is 13 years since Louise, then a vibrant young career woman in the prime of her fertility, donated her eggs to help a couple she didn’t know have a child.
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Same-sex couples and women aged up to 42 may soon be eligible for IVF treatment, according to new draft guidelines published today. The proposals were issued by the National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and featured prominently in the news, although they also include a range of recommendations not covered by the media.
IVF treatment in younger women dramatically increases their chance of developing breast cancer later in life, research suggests.
Women who started taking fertility drugs and went through IVF around their 24th birthday were found to have a 56 per cent greater chance of developing breast cancer than those in the same age group who went through treatments without IVF.
But there was no increased risk for women who started fertility treatments when they were about 40 years old, regardless of whether they had IVF or not, according to the Australian study
The mum of the first test-tube baby to be born after IVF treatment in 1978, has died after a short illness. Mrs Lesley Brown made history when she successfully conceived after treatment by Dr Patrick Steptoe and Professor Robert Edwards.
Her daughter Louise, now 33, was born in July 1978 in Oldham General Hospital after she and her husband John had tried to have a baby for nine years. Louise's arrival paved the way for millions of couples to have children via fertility treatment.