Single embryo transfer at IVF gives best chance of a healthy baby

A recent media report from the Sydney Morning Herald confirms the data from Genea over the last few years that single ET at IVF clearly gives superior results.  This will have significant implications for units that traditionally transfer multiple embryos. The USA in particular is likely to have a significant change in practice and probably…

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Should we expand the definition of endometriosis?

The current definition of endometriosis is the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterus.  This limited definition of the disease unfortunately creates unrealistic expectations that simply removing the disease results in a “cure”. The reality is that we are hopelessly lost in understanding this disease and the underlying pathological process. It is known…

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What time of day is best for your operation?

Occasionally patients ask if they can be put in a particular time on a list usually first in the morning. I usually attempt to accommodate these requests although other considerations such as the availability of equipment, staffing and health issues of other patients also come into play. More recently I was reading the book “Thinking…

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