Unexplained IVF Failure

When confronted with “unexplained” IVF failures where morphologically good embryos were transferred, the question arises as to whether the problem is due to inherent egg/embryo “incompetence” (which usually equates with an irregular chromosomal configuration [aneuploidy]) or whether it is due Read more

Hereditary Clotting Defects (Thrombophilia)

Thrombophilia (Hereditary Clotting Defect) is defined as the genetic predisposition to developing intravascular thrombosis. It is due to hypercoagulability of blood leading to impairment of initial vascularization that takes place during implantation.

Thrombophilia affects as many as one in five Read more

IVF: The Economic Realities

Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards were responsible for the birth of the world’s 1st IVF baby, Louise Brown, in 1978. Since then about 4 million babies have been born worldwide, and the number is growing fast. The introduction of Read more

Selective Banking of Genetically Tested Donor Eggs

As a woman ages beyond 30 years, the quality of her eggs starts to decline progressively and with it also her fertility potential. By age 40 she is about half as likely to conceive and by her mid forties she Read more