Breast cancer drug improves IVF success rates, claims Clinic

Breast cancer drug Tamoxifen is being used to improve the success rates in IVF for women over 40. Doctors at a British Clinic have claimed that they have used the drug to improve IVF results in women over the age of 40, having a lower ovarian reserve or limited number of eggs. Normally, women in their late 30s and 40s are offered to undergo IVF with donor eggs but if… Read More

Parliamentary panel rejects banning of Commercial Surrogacy

The long wait on India’s surrogacy Bill has finally ended and the Parliamentary committee tasked to review the Bill has voted against it. Expressing concern over the possibility of illegal business in surrogacy if banned by the government, members of the parliamentary committee have rejected the blanket ban on commercial surrogacy in India, as suggested in the Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2016. The proposed Bill called for a complete ban on… Read More

Have low-carb diet for IVF success : Research

Cutting down the amount of carbohydrates in your diet could raise your chances of conceiving, British fertility experts said at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Geneva. Dr Gillian Lockwood of the Midland Fertility Clinic in Tamworth, Staffordshire, says she encourages the couples who are trying to conceive to eat more lean protein and leafy vegetables. The Telegraph reports that doctors are now advising lower amount of… Read More

Commercial surrogacy in Canada to become legal soon

Fertility specialists are urging the government to overturn a 13-year-old ban that makes commercial surrogacy in Canada illegal. It is also illegal in Canada to pay for donor eggs and sperms, which the doctors say, largely limits the options for infertile couples. The Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) suggests that with the people becoming more familiar with infertility problems and more accepting of assisted reproduction technologies, it is only appropriate… Read More

Male infertility can be resolved with this protein : Study

Researchers at Qatar University have identified a key protein in human sperm as a vital component of the fertilization process. Problems with a protein known as phospholipase C zeta (PLC-zeta) is thought to be the causative factor for male infertility, and fixing this could be a real solution for men facing infertility. During lab experiments, the investigators were able to bring about fertilization of eggs by injecting them with larger amounts… Read More