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Fifty countries represented at Hong Kong Congress in a powerful expression of scientific exchange in the field of assisted reproduction

More than 1,700 fertility specialists from 50 countries attended the 9th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE 2019) in Hong Kong to explore the latest advances in scientific research and clinical care of people experiencing infertility. It has been one of the most influential meetings on assisted reproduction ever presented in [...]

2020-05-26T18:12:47+08:00May 7th, 2019|

New and vital research on infertility has slowed after the pioneering achievements of the ‘Founding Fathers of IVF’

More than eight million children have been born around the world as a result of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) since the first so-called test tube baby was delivered in England over 40 years ago. Scientist Robert Edwards and gynaecologist Patrick Steptoe – the pioneering "Fathers of IVF" – took ten years of intensive research, [...]

2020-05-26T18:05:00+08:00May 4th, 2019|

Decline in access to contraceptives with younger and poorer Asian women at risk

A global congress on fertility health in Hong Kong this week will hear of disturbing gaps in access to female contraception across the Asia Pacific region with the poor and young most vulnerable. Assistant Professor Susan Logan, a Singapore-based specialist in sexual and reproductive health, said public access to contraception and broader reproductive health [...]

2020-05-26T18:04:04+08:00May 2nd, 2019|

Asia Pacific congress on assisted reproduction to receive ‘wake up call’ on alarming decline in male fertility

A world authority on human reproductive health is calling for a global response to an alarming decline in male fertility with an estimated one in 20 young men today having sperm counts low enough to impede conception. Christopher Barratt, Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University of Dundee in Scotland, said the world had [...]

2020-05-26T18:03:16+08:00May 2nd, 2019|

Mounting evidence of harmful effects of WiFi router electromagnetic waves on sperm

A new study has provided further evidence that electromagnetic waves from WiFi devices can have a detrimental effect on human sperm. The outcome adds weight to concerns that the explosive spread of mobile telephones and other devices relying on WiFi connection may be contributing to declining fertility rates in developed countries. The Japanese study, [...]

2020-05-26T18:01:10+08:00April 30th, 2019|