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2011-07-04 10:41:49

Physicians are well aware that the chance of birthing a child with Down's syndrome increases with the age of the mother, especially for those over 35. Researchers are now also finding links between Down's syndrome and drugs used in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) for older women, BBC News reports. UK researchers looking at 34 couples have discovered a link with IVF in older women disturbing the genetic material of her eggs. The magnitude of the risk is still unknown but it could also cause many...

2011-06-16 00:00:28

The UK government is currently going through a consultation and review on whether to change the laws around paying women to donate eggs to help cut the long donor waiting list in the UK. Their full findings on compensation are not due until mid-October but early indications are that public opinion is on the side of allowing donors to receive payment as is already the case in the U.S. Manchester, England, United Kingdom (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 The UK government is currently going through a...

2011-06-16 00:00:27

Dr. Spencer Richlin Recognized by Patients, Peers as Leading Fertility Doctor Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) June 15, 2011 Fertility Doctor Spencer Richlin of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) has been honored with two important accolades "“ one based on input from his peers and the other from patients. Dr. Richlin is included in "2011 Top Doc New York Metro Area," which is compiled by Castle Connolly after culling peer reviews. Vitals.com readers also rated Dr. Richlin...

2011-06-14 10:47:00

IOWA CITY, Iowa, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternative Reproductive Resources (ARR) said today that its partnership with the Center for Advanced Reproductive Care at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has been expanded to include egg donation services. ARR has been managing the process logistics of the Center's gestational surrogacy program since its inception in 2009. The addition of the firm's egg donor recruitment and management services is expected to further streamline...

2011-06-14 03:00:00

MANCHESTER, England, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With over 40,000 couples waiting on average 3 years to be matched with a suitable egg donor [http://www.babythoughts.co.uk ] via the NHS, UK start up Babythoughts offers a secure and confidential way for egg donors and recipient couples to get in contact and by-pass the current waiting list system. Once a couple have found a donor they automatically move to the top of the waiting list on the NHS. Alternatively, if preferred, the...

2011-06-11 00:00:29

Dr. Samuel Pang, medical director at the Reproductive Science Center of New England, was the first fertility medicine specialist in the region to help a gay male couples have a baby using donor eggs and a gestational surrogate. Those gay families and others will be celebrating Gay Pride throughout New England during June. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 For decades it's been common for lesbian couples to get pregnant via alternative insemination using donor sperm. Gay men who want to have...

2011-06-08 06:50:00

NEW YORK, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Fertility Association (The AFA) will host Family Building Tents at Gay Pride Festivals nationally in June to recognize and support Gay Pride Month. Each staff member will represent The AFA - the only all-inclusive family building fertility organization - at Gay Pride events in Boston on June 11th, Brooklyn on June 11th, Philadelphia on June 12th, and San Francisco on June 25th and 26th. The AFA will debut its new LGBT (lesbian, gay,...

2011-05-25 19:00:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For Christophe Job, 49, of Berkeley, Father's Day is doubly special this year with the recent arrival of a second son to help him celebrate a double victory against long odds: beating advanced cancer and twice becoming a parent. Cancer free for five years, Christophe celebrates this Father's Day with his wife, Kerry, 39, and sons Quentin, eight months old, and three-year-old Colin, both born with Christophe's frozen sperm in combination...

2011-05-20 10:12:00

SEATTLE, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, first-of-its-kind Seattle in vitro fertilization program can save women 30 percent on the expense of conceiving a child with a donated egg. The cost-savings comes through Seattle Reproductive Medicine's new shared-donor program that lets two women use eggs provided by a single donor. The program cuts costs by thousands of dollars. At Seattle Reproductive Medicine, the total expense for a cycle of in vitro fertilization (IVF) with a donated egg...

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2011-05-11 08:55:00

The best chance of achieving a live birth after assisted reproduction technology lies within retrieving around 15 eggs from a woman's ovaries in a single cycle, researchers found. A study published in the medicine journal Human Reproduction found a strong relationship between live birth rates and the number of eggs retrieved in a single cycle. Researchers analyzed over 400,000 IVF cycles in the U.K. and discovered by increasing the number of eggs to 15 the live birth rate rose and then...


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