UK Fertility News

Acoustic waves used to select high-quality sperm in IVF

A new approach which uses sound waves to filter sperm for IVF has been developed by Australian researchers.

The research team combined acoustic waves with fluid dynamics to sort high-quality sperm from semen samples, which they hope could eventually improve IVF success in patients. The method selects sperm cells on the basis of size, shape, and DNA integrity, rather than just motility.

Fertility Facts: What Do Young People Need to Know and When?

The most recent event held by the Progress Educational Trust, the charity which publishes BioNews, discussed the current state of fertility education for young people, an area largely overlooked in education and health systems. This meeting showcased the work that different groups have been doing to increase understanding of fertility and reproductive health, as well as awareness of what young people can do now to combat potential fertility issues in the future.

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IVF Success: What Makes Scotland Special?

'IVF Success: What Makes Scotland Special?' – the most recent event organised by the Progress Educational Trust (PET), the charity which publishes BioNews – highlighted the fantastic work that has been done in Scotland for those in need of fertility treatment.

Draft guidance from watchdog cracks down on IVF clinics

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced in February that it was looking into the fertility industry due to a lack of price transparency and misleading claims about success rates. It has worked closely with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) to develop these guidelines, with input from the fertility sector, including patients, clinicians, and professional bodies.