It is well known that obesity negatively impacts the chance of conceiving (both naturally and by means of IVF). Extra weight has also been associated with increased risk of developing PCOS, premature birth and various complications during delivery. A recent study by Dr Ciara Wright showed that extreme dieting and rapid weight loss are equally […]
Approximately every 7th couple in first-world countries has difficulties to conceive. In 40% of the cases these difficulties are related to male factor infertility. Sometimes seemingly harmless habits can damage the chances of having children. A 2014 study conducted by the University of Exeter found that when kept in a trouser pocket, mobile phone has […]
According to a recent la Repubblica article (Italian), due to low rates of egg donation, Italy faces a severe shortage of oocytes. Even though the ban on using donated eggs and sperm during fertility treatments in the country, which has a history of restrictive IVF laws, had been lifted in 2014, only about 10 Italian […]
The world’s largest reproductive medicine meeting took place in Helsinki, Finland at the beginning of July 2016. The event was held over 3 days and was attended by more than 9500 physicians from all over the world.