The Fertility Forum will take place on Saturday 30th March 2019 in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, U.K. This meeting aims to bring specialists and members of the public together for a full day of evidence-based information to support those affected by fertility problems.
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Fertility specialists are advocating for a change in existing U.K. laws that require women who freeze their eggs to use them within 10 years. This time limit does not take into account the remarkable technological advances that have been made in the field, including the introduction of a greatly improved egg-freezing technique called vitrification. As a growing number of women pursue egg freezing in order to preserve their fertility, advocates argue that there is a growing need to update the current legislation around fertility.
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We were delighted to attend the Guaranteed Irish “Better Your Business” workshop at the InterContinental Dublin this morning. As Ireland’s only Fertility Clinic with ‘Guaranteed Irish’ membership, we take great pride in reflecting the Guaranteed Irish beliefs of Provenance, Quality and Trust. To read more about our partnership please follow the link below:
Technology aimed at women and in particular their health looks set to become big business.
Prof Mary Wingfield, who set up the Merrion Fertility Clinic, is seeing an increasing number of patients arriving armed with the information they have been tracking on these apps.
Using apps to record information can be useful – having exact dates , for example, which can be helpful for scheduling tests and planning treatments – but there are issues.
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Merrion Fertility Clinic is delighted to congratulate our clinical fellow Dr. David Crosby, who was awarded the 2019 Best Young Clinician Award at the annual conference of the British Fertility Society, for his research on genetic and immune factors involved in implantation. Dr. Crosby’s study was the only Irish research project selected for oral presentation at this international meeting, a joint conference of the Association of Clinical Embryologists, British Fertility Society and the Society for Reproduction & Fertility, which was held in Birmingham U.K., January 3rd – 5th, 2019. Merrion Fertility Clinic was extremely well represented at the conference, with staff from our clinical, nursing, embryology, and administrative departments in attendance. Congratulations David, and sincere thanks to all MFC patients who participated in this research study.
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We at MFC are delighted to welcome our first baby conceived using the donor sperm service at our clinic. This successful pregnancy and birth occurs less than one year after introduction of the donor sperm program in MFC in 2017. We wish every joy to this new family!
We are delighted that MFC Clinical Director Prof Mary Wingfield has been invited to present at the NMH General Practitioner Study Day in January. At this event, Prof Wingfield will provide G.P.s with the most up-to-date information on current strategies and recent trends in fertility management.
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MFC is delighted to announce the arrival of our first baby born through our egg freezing program. Egg freezing or ‘oocyte vitrification’ was first introduced in MFC in September 2016, so this successful pregnancy and birth within only 26 months of establishing the service is a testament to the expertise, hard work and outstanding dedication of the MFC team. Our heartfelt congratulations to the new family!
We are delighted to announce that two of our doctors won awards at the Junior Obs Gynae Society (JOGS) annual meeting, held in the Royal College of Physicians Ireland on November 23rd 2018.
Dr. Lucia Hartigan won the award for Best Case Report for her presentation regarding fertility preservation options for children and Dr David Crosby won 2nd place overall for Best Oral Presentation for his research study on genetic and immune factors involved in implantation.
Medical team hold the first baby born via uterus transplant from a deceased donor at the hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil December 15, 2017 in this picture handout obtained on December 4, 2018. Hospital das Clinicas da FMUSP/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
Medical journal ‘The Lancet’ has just published an article describing the very first live birth following uterine transplantation from a deceased donor, carried out in São Paulo, Brazil. The transplant recipient was born with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, a congenital disorder which prevents development of the uterus.
The patient, who underwent IVF seven months post-transplant, gave birth in December 2017 to a healthy baby girl at 36 weeks of gestation. While uterine transplantation may offer an alternative to surrogacy for women born without a uterus, it is still regarded as an experimental procedure, and remains available only in highly specialized centres.
However, this study marks an important advance for the treatment of congenital uterine infertility. To read further details please click on the links below: