Routine frozen embryo transfer — the way of the future?

Fresh is best. It sounds logical and is promoted by some clinics as the ‘gold standard’. But it is a mantra that could be stood on its head in terms of the most effective use of IVF embryos to maximise the chance of an on-going pregnancy and health baby. The...

Single embryo transfer

Reading IVF literature from around the world, I am still intrigued that in many countries it is considered appropriate to routinely transfer multple embryos in IVF cycles. This includes the view by many clinicians that twins are “acceptable”. Now twins can be very...

“IVF Breakthrough…”

The media loves a good news story. In health, it’s usually a “breakthrough”. Every other night on the news, there is a story that announces some new breakthrough in cancer treatment. If only it were that easy – if the news stories were accurate, we would have already...