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2009-03-25 14:20:00

A single embryo implant is cheaper and more effective than using two or more embryos at one time, according to a Finnish study published on Wednesday. The new findings appear to challenge previous notions that the method of implanting multiple embryos during in-vitro fertilization is the most effective approach to helping a woman become pregnant. "This is the first study to evaluate the cumulative effect of fresh cycles with subsequent cycles using frozen-thawed embryos in a complete,...

2009-03-24 08:42:01

Many couples who have trouble conceiving a child have turned to a process known as in vitro fertilization. The resulting embryos are then transferred back into the woman or placed in storage. More than 400,000 embryos are currently in storage in the United States. The quality of the egg is often the single greatest factor in the viability of the embryo, yet fertility experts lack a good method for assessing the eggs.Barry Behr, PhD, HCLD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at...

2009-03-11 16:16:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent delivery of octuplets in Los Angeles was a dramatic outcome of fertility therapy, but the drama should not obscure the risk of high-order multiple pregnancy. As we all know, high-order multiple pregnancy is not a desirable outcome, with risk for mother and babies. With good fertility care and good clinical judgment, such risks are mostly preventable. Pacific Fertility Center has been taking steps to minimize the risk of multiple...

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2009-02-21 08:05:00

Anger over Nadya Suleman and her octuplets has brought scrutiny on U.S. fertility clinics, with many questioning whether they adhere to voluntary guidelines on how many embryos should be used for younger women.  The controversy had even led to talks of passing new laws to regulate these clinics, such as those already in place in Western Europe."Clearly, most programs are not adhering to the guidelines," Dr. Bradley Van Voorhis, director of the fertility clinic at the University of Iowa,...

2009-02-03 16:53:00

Recent Research by Shady Grove Fertility Center Proves that elective Single Embryo Transfer is Effective in Reducing Multiple Births. ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As fertility experts across the nation bemoan the health risk and expense of multiple births such as the octuplets born last Monday in Southern California, researchers at Shady Grove Fertility Center point to their recently published study proving that a fertility treatment that avoids multiples is equally...

2009-01-21 05:00:00

FREE Presentation/Surrogacy Seminar Series CHICAGO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: PlanetHospital(TM), the leader and pioneer in medical tourism. What: A highly informative meet and greet between gay couples, singles, and infertile couples in Los Angeles and New York with PlanetHospital(TM) Principles introducing Dr. Gautam N. Allahbadia. Admission is FREE. When: Monday, January 26...

2008-11-12 15:00:07

Researchers from Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston today presented data demonstrating that women undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and using either vaginally-administered progesterone gel (CRINONE(R) 8%) or progesterone injected intramuscularly for luteal phase supplementation, reported no difference in ongoing pregnancy rates when they experienced luteal phase bleeding (LPB). LPB is defined as any bleeding or spotting between embryo transfer and first pregnancy test. LPB...

2008-10-25 03:00:30

British scientists said a new genetic test can screen embryos for almost any known genetic disease in embryos that are just days old. The Times of London said the "genetic MoT" test will allow couples at risk of passing on gene defects to conceive healthy children using IVF treatment. Currently, only 2 percent of the 15,000 known genetic conditions can be identified through early testing. The test, developed at the Bridge Centre in London, involves creating embryos by in vitro...

2008-09-15 15:00:34

MARGATE, Fla., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IVF Florida Reproductive Associates announced today they are the exclusive providers in their area of an enhanced refund program for donor egg recipients, a new option offered in the IntegraMed(R) Shared Risk(R) Refund Program. The new package will be offered exclusively by selected members of IntegraMed's network of participating fertility centers. The cost of medical treatment is just part of the expense of in vitro fertilization (IVF)...

2008-07-30 15:01:17

The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) announced today an increase in in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates to 80 percent from its Institutional Review Board-approved clinical preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) study involving comprehensive screening of all 23 pairs of chromosomes on day five embryos (blastocysts). In May 2007, CCRM commenced this innovative, world first clinical study, which screens for all 23 pairs of chromosomes on a few cells removed from the...


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