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Is the UK fertility sector facing a tipping point?

Is the UK fertility sector facing a tipping point?

Rarely a day goes by without the UK media mentioning assisted reproduction and the fertility sector. Whether it’s the latest research innovation, the growth in DNA testing and matching websites, the funding and commissioning of fertility services or reports of patients confused as to whether they should pay for expensive and unproven add-on treatments. Most of the headlines aren’t positive for the fertility sector or those who undergo treatment.
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ICSI no better than IVF for routine infertility cases

ICSI no better than IVF for routine infertility cases

Reporting from the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology’s 2019 annual meeting in Vienna The increasingly popular technique ICSI has no advantages over IVF in treating cases not related to male infertility, according to a new study. A second study suggests that ICSI may not even have benefits over IVF more generally, when it comes to the birth of babies resulting from treatment. By Shaoni Bhattacharya
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Sperm tail-tracking method could help fertility testing

Sperm tail-tracking method could help fertility testing

A new way of analysing sperm could lead to improvements in male fertility testing, according to the scientists who developed the method. The technique measures the speed and action of the sperm flagellum, or tail, and provides vital information about whether the sperm is capable of reaching and fertilising an egg. The team at the University of Birmingham published the research in Human Reproduction. 10 June 2019, Appeared in BioNews 1001
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