First authorized biography of IVF pioneer Robert Edwards

Roger Gosden, who started his career in reproductive science working under Robert Edwards, has completed the first authorised biography of ESHRE's founder. It is a compelling account of how he led a medical and social revolution by making babies in ‘test-tubes’. Prevailing against opposition when human embryology was new and sacrosanct territory, he was the champion of women and men with infertility, and now millions owe their existence to assisted reproductive technologies.


Moratorium on the use of spindle transfer as a fertility treatment

ESHRE recommends extreme caution on the use of spindle transfer in human oocytes as a clinical application to address fertility problems. This treatment, also known as mitochondrial donation, involves the replacement of chromosomes of donor oocytes with the chromosomes of the patients, with the aim of correcting cytoplasmic disorders. This technique was originally developed for the treatment of women carrying life-threatening mitochondrial diseases to prevent the birth of affected children. After expert evaluation, it was made legal in 2015 in the UK, where each application, available only from licensed centres, is considered on a case by case basis and authorized only for those cases with a clear medical need and having no alternative.


Stress during early pregnancy is linked to reduced reproductive function in male offspring

Human Reproduction Press Release
Men whose mothers were exposed to stressful life events while they were in the first 18 weeks of pregnancy may have reduced sperm counts when they become adults, according to a study published today in Human Reproduction.


Beware of fraudulent websites and e-mails

We would like to draw your special attention to the risks of fraudulent websites that pretend to offer registration and hotel accommodation for our Annual Meeting. Note that www.eshre.eu and www.eshre2019.eu are the only official websites. Beware of agencies and websites offering services linked to the Annual Meeting (mostly registration and accommodation). These organisations are not linked to ESHRE and are using our name and /or logo without authorisation.


35th Annual Meeting in Vienna

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