IVF world market to reach US$12 billion

  The world market for IVF and IVF products will grow from US$8.4 billion this year to $12.5 billion on 2022, according to a report from a market research company. Research and Market says that “Factors driving growth in the market are increasing number of cases of infertility owing to lifestyle changes involving unhealthy nutritional

Polish government backs bill to regulate IVF treatment

WARSAW, March 10 (Reuters) – Poland’s government approved a draft bill to regulate in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment on Tuesday, in a move aimed at attracting voters ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections later this year. IVF has been performed in Poland for the last 25 years, but traditionally Roman Catholic Poland has so far not

French same-sex couples allowed to adopt children conceived via IVF

By James Brooks  France’s top civil court, the Court of Cassation, has ruled that children conceived via assisted reproduction overseas can be adopted by same-sex parents. Following a law change in 2013, homosexual couples in France are allowed to adopt but remain barred from using IVF. A few French courts had thus refused adoption rights to

Italy: Ministry of Health proposes draft legislation on gamete donation.

The Ministry of Health made public a draft of legislation aiming to regulate gamete donation. The draft embraces donor’s anonymity with some limitations. A donor can be re-contacted by the physician treating a couple and asked to share some medical information provided the donor gave informed consent to being re-contacted and access his/her medical record

Italy: Custody battle over IVF mix-up babies.

Twin babies born this week in Italy are at the centre of an unprecedented custody battle after an apparent blunder at a fertility clinic in Rome. In Deecember 2013, four couples sought ART and, due to some mistake, two embryos wer implanted in a woman who was not the source of teh oocyte used in

First Irish birth involving PGD.

The first birth in Ireland involving the fertility technique, PGD (pre-implantation genetic diagnosis), has been confirmed by the Cork Fertility Centre. The healthy baby girl, Bridget, was born on June 27 at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH). PGD allows people with a specific inherited condition the option of trying to avoid passing it on to

Fertility clinic opens in Kigali, Rwanda

Rwandans will no longer have to travel abroad to get fertility-related care following the opening of a fertility clinic in Kigali. In April 2014, the Kigali IVF and Fertility Clinic opended its doors in Kimironko suburb of Gasabo District, Kigali. The facility will initially offer services like In vitro fertilisation (IVF), a fertility treatment procedure that enables