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Infertility treatment : Articles and features

Our articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

  • Vitrification - the latest freezing technology improves egg and embryo survival The London Women’s ClinicAt last, a breakthrough in freezing technology has improved IVF embryo survival rates and provided new hope for infertile couples. In this article, London Women's Clinic discusses how the technique...
  • Embryo selection in IVF: the promise of Comparative Genomic Hybridisation (CGH) The London Women’s ClinicThe selection of IVF embryos by pre-implantation genetic screening has so far proved disappointing, but hopes are that a new technique of 'comparative genomic hybridisation - or CGH - will overcome...
  • Egg-Sharing enters the mainstream The London Women’s Clinic eggsharing.comNew results show remarkable success rates for sharers and recipients using the IVF technique of egg-sharing. In this article, the London Women's Clinic discusses the issues relating to egg-sharing as...
  • Ovarian reserve and the chance of IVF success The London Women’s ClinicIt has been widely proposed that the chance of success in IVF can be best predicted by a measurement of 'ovarian reserve'. How can that best be done - and why are experts getting excited about a...
  • The changing face of family life The London Women’s ClinicWith fewer and fewer children now being born to married couples, the London Women's Clinic asks if marriage is out of fashion or just unnecessary in the 21st century.
  • Surrogacy: the hope and the challenges for couples experiencing unsuccessful fertility treatment The London Women’s ClinicTales of surrogacy can often be among the most heart-warming of all fertility journeys: incredible gifts of parenthood from women prepared to give so much of themselves to help another couple become...
  • Taking the pressure off the stress felt by infertility patients The London Women’s ClinicStress is familiar to infertility patients. Some find treatment so stressful that they simply give up, others are so affected that their relationships crumble. Yet stress need not be unavoidably...
  • What is Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection? Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is an assisted fertilisation technique in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg to guarantee fertilisation. It is an ideal treatment for...
  • What is GIFT? Sperm fertilising eggGamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT) is very similar to IVF in that eggs are collected from the female and mixed with sperm. However, the important difference with GIFT is that the egg/sperm mix is...
  • What is FET? IVFFrozen Embryo Transfer (FET) is a form of IVF that uses embryos that have been created during a previous cycle of treatment, and deep frozen for later use. Embryos are placed in a special solution to...
  • What is Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI)? SpermIUI is one of the simplest forms of assisted reproduction, as there is no removal of eggs and no fertilisation in the laboratory. Sperm from the male partner, or a donor, is simply introduced into...
  • Why choose Natural and Mild IVF? natural ivfThere is a renewed scientific interest in a more natural approach to IVF cycles. More than 50 clinical papers have been published in the last five years addressing natural, modified natural and...
  • Is your Biological Clock Ticking? Biological clockAre you worried about your biological clock ticking or perhaps your partner is concerned about his sperm count. You may also wonder whether prolonged and repeated fertility tests may delay treatment....
  • Choosing Fertility Treatment Pedioes IVF Centre - baby crawlingIt is estimated that around three and a half million couples a year in the UK struggle to conceive through natural methods, which represents about one in seven couples. Over the last thirty years...
  • Male infertility treatment - what is available? male infertilityIn the UK approximately 15% of couples experience infertility when attempting to conceive their first child (primary infertility). In around 40% of these cases, male infertility is considered to be...
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