Largest study yet shows type of underwear is linked to men’s semen quality; boxer shorts are best

Human Reproduction Press Release
Men who wear boxer shorts have higher sperm concentrations than men who wear tighter fitting underwear, according to new research published in Human Reproduction, one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals.


ESHRE's part in the 40-year history of IVF

A 324-page monograph published by Fertility and Sterility to mark the 40-year history of IVF contains a chapter on ESHRE's part in reproductive medicine's inexorable advance. The chapter goes back to ESHRE's origins and the drive of Robert Edwards to establish the Society and its journals, and on to today.


Chromosomal screening of oocytes before embryo transfer in assisted reproduction fails to improve the chance of having a baby

Results from the largest randomised trial so far published
The genetic screening of fertilised eggs for embryo selection in assisted reproduction makes no difference to live birth rates, according to results from the largest published study of its kind. Results from this multicentre randomised controlled trial are reported today in the journal Human Reproduction and, say the authors, confirm the "widely accepted" view that preimplantation genetic testing for chromosome abnormality (PGT-A) will not increase live birth rates in IVF.


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