Frozen embryos donation figures. Human embryos transferred increased over the years

It is difficult to find objective data on the practice of embryo donation. Now, a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has provided data on this topic for the period 2000 to 2013 in the United States. As we know, with the use of in vitro...

Pregnancy rate in assisted reproduction. Number of pregnancy losses

One aspect that objectively indicates the ethicality of assisted reproduction  practices is the number of pregnancy losses. According to a recent study , this rate in 2013 remained stable with respect to 2012, around 30%, both when in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic...

Age of first-time mothers increases in the US. Has it medical effects on mother or child?

Those giving birth after age 35 years has increased 8-fold.  Appears to be a Western trend (see HERE). Increasing numbers of women in the United States are working professionally. In 1963, only 38% did so. In 2012, the number of professionals exceeded those who were not. In...

Can HIV-discordant couples have healthy children?

Possibility of avoiding transmission and having a healthy child As stated in an article published in Human Reproduction , a fundamental aspect to take into account in the reproductive counseling that may be given to a HIV-discordant couple (a couple in which one of the members is...

Ovarian insufficiency infertility can be resolved without resorting to egg donation

Scientists from Stanford University (USA) and the St. Marianna University School of Medicine in Kawasaki (Japan) have helped a woman suffering from early menopause to give birth to a baby by way of a technique known as “in vitro activation”. Patients suffering from ovarian...

Cryopreservated embryos is continuously increasing. Millions of frozen embryos only in the United States banks

Millions of frozen embryos only in the United States banks Numerous medical and ethical issues arise regarding the subject of freezing of embryos leftover after a cycle of in vitro fertilisation. There are three issues which deserve our attention: 1. Regarding the number of...

Gestational surrogacy, who benefits? Why are LGBTI activists the strongest supporters of the legalisation of “wombs for rent”?

The debate over the issue of gestational surrogacy  (an euphemistic term that attempts to disguise the reality of a woman who offers to carry a pregnancy in exchange for money) is on in the political and social arena (see HERE). The strongest supporters of the legalisation of...

Can the donor sperm used in assisted reproduction affect the child’s health?

The issue has sometimes been raised as to whether children born using donor sperm through assisted reproduction could have health problems throughout their lives. A recent study of the Australian poulation, published in Reproductive Biomedicine, included 224 children aged between...

Male age affects sperm quality producing decrease in couples fertility

A woman’s age has always been talked about when it comes to the success or failure of natural and in vitro fertilization (IVF) and how her biology affects this technique. A recent study goes a little further and suggests male age as one of the factors that also influence the...

Delayed motherhood also in England and Ireland. More than twice 40-year-old and over first time mothers

Are new mothers in their forties a global trend? Motherhood is also being postponed in the United Kingdom (see negative effects on delayed motherhood for mother and child, click HERE), since the number of first-time mothers over the age of 40 has doubled in the last 15 years, and...