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Generally, people who are diagnosed with cancer need to undergo chemotherapy or radiation which often results in premature infertility. “The trend toward delaying childbearing means that many patients will not have had children when they are diagnosed. While there is recognition that cancer therapy can affect a patient’s fertility, less than 25% of oncologists inform their patients about their risks and options.”
'We never gave up hope': Parents celebrate arrival of baby girl after spending £100,000 on EIGHT rounds of IVF
After spending tens of thousands of pounds over the best part of a decade on seven failed IVF courses, the experts were clear on one thing - Sarah Francis would never have a baby.
Eggs: Interesting update out of Spain -
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Frozen eggs can be just as effective as fresh eggs for women trying to become pregnant through egg donation, new research suggests.
Women who were implanted with frozen eggs at a Spanish infertility clinic got pregnant at virtually the same rate as women implanted with fresh eggs, the researchers report in the journal Human Reproduction.
This story from the United Kingdom is another reason why you need to do your research and make sure you understand the differences in the laws regarding infertility treatment before you decide to undergo treatment abroad.
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.
Surrogacy & Egg Donation - Our one day free individual consultations will include topics such as Surrogacy, Embryo, Sperm and Egg Donation and will be held at the Four Seasons resort in Miami, Florida on the 17th and 18th of July 2010. Our in-house case managers who speak English, French, Italian, Spanish and German will be assisting all of our attendees in understanding the often daunting task of third party assisted reproduction.
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.