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Why are you better than other IVF clinics?

When patients have failed in IVF cycle at another clinic they lose confidence in all doctors . They are naturally quite reluctant to try a cycle in another clinic, because the implicit question they're asking is, "What makes you better? Why will the ou...

Have you failed a donor egg IVF cycle?

Patients do donor egg IVF with a lot of hopes , because they know that using healthy eggs from a young egg donor maximises their chances of getting pregnant - provided they receive lots of eggs , so they can transfer top quality blastocysts. Unfortunately lo...

Why are pregnancy rates with donor egg IVF so low in India?

Older women with poor ovarian reserve are often told to use donor eggs, because getting eggs from a young, healthy, fertile egg donor will increase their chances of getting pregnant. This makes sense - provided they get a sufficient number of good quality e...

The donor egg farce in India

For older women with poor ovarian reserve, donor egg IVF is a great option, because it increases their chance of getting pregnant considerably. The problem is that it's hard to find good quality egg donors - and because response to superovulation is an unpre...

The PCO misdiagnosis epidemic.

There seems to be an epidemic of PCO ( polycystic ovarian disease) today, but I think this is a myth. This is because making the diagnosis has become so easy today - all you need to do is order a "PCO panel of blood tests" from a medical lab. In fact, lots o...

The IVF Checklist

IVF can seem to be a demanding and complex treatment, which is why it helps if you are well organised ! 1. Make sure you have completed all your tests Wife Ovarian reserve testing ( AMH, prolactin, TSH, antral follicle count) Infectious disease sc...

PGS/PGD/PGT testing can reduce pregnancy rates

Many IVF-clinic websites are selling PGS / PGD/ PGT - preimplantation genetic testing to their patients , by claiming that : It increases pregnancy success rates, lowers the risk of miscarriage, and avoids the time (and expense) of multiple IVF cycles. However...

Preimplantation genetic testing/ diagnosis - PGS/PGT-A should be banned outside of clinical study frameworks.

Embryo biopsy for doing PGS/PGT-A is still being promoted in leading journals of reproductive medicine. It is our view that, to some degree, professional societies and journals should acknowledge a shared responsibility with the PGS/PGT-A laboratory community for...

PGT/PGS - preimplantation genetic testing - is a waste of money and should not be used in clinical practice !

After more than 10 years of increasing evidence that the initially promised effects of PGS/PGT-A on IVF outcomes (improved pregnancy, live birth and diminished miscarriage rates) are unachievable (Practice Committees of the American Society for Reproductive Medici...

Why using fresh donor eggs is dangerous

Why do we continue using fresh donor eggs when doing donor egg IVF treatment ? It's now standard practice all over the world to use only frozen sperm for donor insemination, because we know that fresh sperm carries the hazards of HIV transmission. Now...