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CAPA-IVM a promising advance in assisted reproduction for women with PCOS

SINGAPORE: The first births and on-going well-being of babies born from an advanced assisted reproduction process called CAPA in-vitro oocyte maturation, or IVM, has highlighted the potential of the procedure for millions of women with complex fertility issues including polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). IVM is a technique to obtain oocytes that are developed in [...]

2021-05-24T15:32:08+08:00May 24th, 2021|

Improving access and affordability of fertility treatment in low to middle income countries

SINGAPORE: Mounting concerns about access to infertility treatment in low to middle income countries and measures to address the problem have come into sharp focus at the 10th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE). Countries including Indonesia, Thailand, China, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are among those where infertility treatment is in [...]

2021-05-24T15:25:42+08:00May 24th, 2021|

New focus on COVID-19 infection and the future of human reproduction

Singapore, Saturday 1 May: A review of global research of the impact of the COVID-19 on human fertility suggests males are more susceptible than females to reproductive tract infection from the virus. A summary of international studies on the effect of COVID-19 on fertility was presented today at the 10th Congress of the Asia [...]

2021-05-24T15:22:25+08:00May 24th, 2021|

New focus on male factors critical for success in human fertility treatment

SINGAPORE: The adverse impact of male factors in assisted reproductive treatments was brought into a clear and disturbing focus at the 10th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) today. The ASPIRE Congress, originally to be held in the Philippines, is being presented in virtual format – https://aspire2021.cme-congresses.com – to on-line participants [...]

2021-05-24T15:19:37+08:00May 24th, 2021|

Vital input of Asia Pacific region in dealing with complex challenges of human infertility

The 10th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) this month addressed latest advances in human fertility treatment in the region with outcomes that will help shape the future of assisted conception throughout the world. A total of 7,769 fertility specialists from 116 countries participated in the congress that was presented in [...]

2021-06-03T12:39:00+08:00May 24th, 2021|

Warning about potential impacts on humanity through embryo gene editing

SINGAPORE: A global conference on human fertility has been warned of huge societal and ethical challenges regulating advances in gene editing in assisted reproduction. Speaking at the 10th Congress of the Asian Pacific Initiative of Reproduction (ASPIRE), Dr Catherine Racowsky said embryo gene editing was a growing likelihood among latest advances in IVF with [...]

2021-05-24T14:28:07+08:00May 24th, 2021|

Warning of humanitarian crisis over fertility rates in advance of 2021 ASPIRE Congress

The scientific chairman of the 10th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE), starting on Friday, has issued a stark warning that plummeting fertility rates in the Asia Pacific region have reached crisis levels with the prospect of dire social and economic circumstances. Professor Tzeng Chii-Ruey, an eminent specialist in reproductive medicine [...]

2021-05-24T14:14:54+08:00May 24th, 2021|

Notice of the 2020 Annual General Meeting of Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE)

Dear ASPIRE Members, Following the official announcement of the further postponement of the 10th Congress of Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction in Manila, Philippines to Wednesday, 28 April 2021 – Saturday, 1 May 2021, we hereby give you an official notice that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the members of Asia Pacific Initiative [...]

2021-03-15T13:33:58+08:00June 30th, 2020|