ESHRE journal club

The last ESHRE journal club has been held LIVE during the ESHRE 2021 Annual Meeting, on 1 July from 10 – 11.30 CEST. Participants can (re-)visit here

The discussion was moderated by the editorial team of the ESHRE journal club.

Connect with us and engage in the conversation by using the official hashtag of the ESHRE journal club #ESHREjc

How to join the discussion ?

  1. Read the paper that will be discussed

  2. Sign in to your twitter account (or create one here and make sure you follow @eshre

  3. Be ready for the discussion on Friday 28 May 2021, the journal club will start from the @eshre Twitter account

  4. Follow the hashtag #ESHREjc to see the conversation unfold

  5. Comment and engage by using the hashtag #ESHREjc

Previous editions

1 - 28 February to 1 March 2020

Amber L Kennedy et al, The incidence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy following sperm donation in IVF: an Australian state-wide retrospective cohort study
Human Reproduction, Volume 34, Issue 12, December 2019, Pages 2541–2548,

2- 27 to 29 March 2020

E Andreas et al, The effect of maternal high-fat/high-sugar diet on offspring oocytes and early embryo development, Molecular Human Reproduction, Volume 25, Issue 11, November 2019, Pages 717–728

3– 24 to 25 April 2020

Chromosomal Mosaicism in Human Blastocysts: The Ultimate Diagnostic Dilemma
Mina Popovic, Lien Dhaenens, Annekatrien Boel, Björn Menten, Björn Heindryckx
Human Reproduction Update,

4- 29 to 30 May 2020

Endometrial scratching prior to IVF; does it help and for whom? A systematic review and meta-analysis
N E van Hoogenhuijze, J C Kasius, F J M Broekmans, J Bosteels, H L Torrance

Live JC (2020 Annual Meeting) - 5 July 2020, 16:30-18:00 CET 

First PGT-A using human in vivo blastocysts recovered by uterine lavage: comparison with matched IVF embryo controls.
Santiago Munné et al.
Human Reproduction,

5- 25 to 26 September 2020

Delay in IVF treatment up to 180 days does not affect pregnancy outcomes in women with diminished ovarian reserve
Phillip A Romanski, Pietro Bortoletto, Zev Rosenwaks, Glenn L Schattman


6- 30 to 31 October 2020

Melatonin protects the mouse testis against heat-induced damage
Pengfei Zhang, Yi Zheng, Yinghua Lv, Fuyuan Li, Lihong Su, Yuwei Qin, Wenxian Zeng


7 - 27-28 November 2020

Advanced paternal age is associated with an increased risk of spontaneous miscarriage: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Nadia A du Fossé, Marie-Louise P van der Hoorn, Jan M M van Lith, Saskia le Cessie, Eileen E L O Lashley


8 - 11-12 December 2020

ESHRE guideline on female fertility preservation


9 - 29-30 January 2021

Exposure of human fallopian tube epithelium to elevated testosterone results in alteration of cilia gene expression and beating
Tia Jackson-Bey, José Colina, Brett C Isenberg, Jonathan Coppeta, Margrit Urbanek, J Julie Kim, Teresa K Woodruff, Joanna E Burdette, Angela Russo

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: Are fallopian tubes the unsung hero of reproduction?


10 - 26-27 February 2021

Semen impairment and occurrence of SARS-CoV-2 virus in semen after recovery from COVID-19
M Gacci, M Coppi, E Baldi, A Sebastianelli, C Zaccaro, S Morselli, A Pecoraro, A Manera, R Nicoletti, A Liaci

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: Does SARS-CoV-2 affect male fertility?


11 - 26-27 March 2021

The effect of denudation and injection timing in the reproductive outcomes of ICSI cycles: new insights into the risk of in vitro oocyte ageing
M Carvalho, F Leal, S Mota, A Aguiar, S Sousa, J Nunes, C Calhaz-Jorge

Expanding the time interval between ovulation triggering and oocyte injection: does it affect the embryological and clinical outcome?
L T M Vandenberghe, S Santos-Ribeiro, N De Munck, B Desmet, W Meul, A De Vos, H Van de Velde, A Racca, H Tournaye, G Verheyen

Read the #ESHREjc report in Human Reproduction: Is a longer time interval between oocyte retrieval and ICSI a blessing in disguise?


12 - 30 April - 1 May 2021

Live births following fertility preservation using in-vitro maturation of ovarian tissue oocytes
Ingrid Segers, Erlisa Bardhi, Ileana Mateizel, Ellen Van Moer, Rik Schots, Greta Verheyen, Herman Tournaye, Michel De Vos


13 - 28-29 May 2021

Do we trust scientific evidence? A multicentre retrospective analysis of first IVF/ICSI cycles before and after the OPTIMIST trial
E Papaleo, A Revelli, M Costa, M Bertoli, S Zaffagnini, F Tomei, M Manno, A Rebecchi, R Villanacci, V S Vanni