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    Assisted Fertility Success May Soon Match Natural Conception Rates

    Posted by on June 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Research has been published suggesting that medically assisted fertility success rates almost match natural conception rates. The research calculated the success rates for women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted fertility treatments between 2004 and 2009. From the 250,000 women that were treated with assisted fertility in the United States, 57% of them [...]

    NICE – increasing IVF treatment age

    Posted by on May 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

    IVF treatment for women over 40 could be allowed on the NHS. NICE – National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has recommended that older women, lesbian couples and those with infectious disease should all be eligible to receive IVF treatment (in vitro fertilisation) on the NHS. Google+

    Women’s Eggs May Not Run Out

    Posted by on March 30, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    It has long been believed that women are born with their full quota of follicles which develop into eggs throughout her life, while men can continuously produce sperm. Back in 2004, Jonathan Tilly, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, claimed he had found primitive “stem” cells hiding in the [...]