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Desperate women with fertility problems have been placing newspaper adverts in a bid to find egg donors due to a national shortage, it emerged today.
Egg donations have declined steadily in recent years, following a change in the law in 2005 that allows children to trace donor parents.
Now with waiting lists stretching to over a year for donor eggs, some women have been placing appeals in local newspapers in their efforts to conceive.
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Embryos Damaged - Unfortunately for this couple, their embryos were damaged in transit.
"BY LISA DONOVAN Cook County Reporter
A local fertility clinic and FedEx have been slapped with a lawsuit after six embryos -- delivered from Chicago to Michigan -- arrived damaged, dashing the hopes of a couple looking forward to having children.
"A review of studies of babies born after in vitro maturation (IVM) fertility treatment has suggested that they are more likely to be born larger than normal and to have more difficult births requiring more obstetric interventions such as caesareans.
New criteria to assess women eligible for IVF treatment may not solve old problems
IVF on NHS for women over 40" ran one front-page headline last week. A casual reader of that and similar articles could have been forgiven for concluding that the rule banning women aged 40 or over from accessing state-funded fertility treatment is being scrapped. It isn't, but it might be.
Recent modifications to a 2004 Italian law on assisted reproductive therapies have improved pregnancy rates 3.7% per started cycle in Italy, which represents an overall improvement of 15%.
In 2009, the Italian Constitutional Court outlawed several of the restrictions in the original 2004 law stating that the restrictions limited “the right of couples to have access to the best possible medical treatment,” and that outlawing certain restrictions in the law would “reduce risks and complications implicit in the application of [the] legislation.”
IVF - A fertility clinic in Connecticut was fined for implanting the wrong embryo in a patient. Patient chose to use the morning after pill. See more below, and let me know your thoughts.
"A woman who sought help from a prominent Connecticut fertility center last year received embryos, but they belonged to another woman with the same last name.
The mistake happened in April 2009 at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services at the University of Connecticut Health Center, which will pay a $3,000 fine.