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Our servers will be under maintenance today from 17.00 to midnight (Brussels time).
As a consequence, the website will not be accessible for a couple of hours and the ESHRE staff will not be able to receive/send e-mails.
We will back online on Thursday morning.
Record impact factor for Human Reproduction Update
For the first time ever a journal from the citation categories of Reproductive Biology and O&G has achieved a double-digit impact factor. Human Reproduction Update, for many years the leading title in both categories, has now seen its impact factor rise from 8.657 to 10.165 in the latest citation analysis released in June.
Another of ESHRE’s three titles also increased its impact factor from last year. Molecular Human Reproduction rose from 3.483 to 3.747, which included for the first time listing in the category of O&G. ESHRE's flagship title Human Reproduction confirmed its high-ranking status with an impact factor of 4.569, a figure very similar to that achieved in 2014. "The new impact factor for Human Reproduction Update fulfils the dream of any journal in the field of O&G," said its Editor-in-Chief Felice Petraglia. ‘It's a truly historical achievement."
Print your ESHRE 2015 certificate of attendance
You can find the access code in your registration confirmation letter or on your entrance badge. With this form, you can also print a certificate for your oral or poster presentation (if applicable).
Swiss referendum voters in support of PGD
Switzerland voted on 14 June to allow PGD for the detection of single gene disorders and PGS for detecting aneuploidy in IVF embryos. The referendum vote - with 62% in support of PGD and PGS - would effectively amend the existing constitution to include the two previously outlawed procedures. With successful challenges to anti-PGD legislation in Italy and Austria, Switzerland in maintaining its ban was looking increasingly isolated in Europe.
The referendum will also kick out restrictions on the number of embryos generated in an IVF cycle, which have so far been limited to those that "can be immediately implanted". The vote, if confirmed and incorporated into the constitution, will now make embryo freezing legal and encourage single embryo transfer.
First live birth after transplantation of ovarian tissue removed and frozen during childhood
A young woman has become the first in the world to give birth to a healthy child after doctors restored her fertility by transplanting ovarian tissue that had been removed and frozen while she was a child.
A report of the case is published in Human Reproduction, one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals. While there have been reports of successful pregnancies after ovarian transplantation using tissue that had been removed from patients when they were adults, there have been none using tissue taken from girls before puberty and the ability of such immature ovarian tissue to develop to produce mature eggs is unclear.
Human Reproduction : Editor's Highlight
Prof. Hans Evers, Editor-in-Chief of Human Reproduction casts an eye on the June 2015 issue and choses his own highlight.
Fruit and vegetable intake and their pesticide residues in relation to semen quality among men from a fertility clinic
Yu Han Chui et al.
Focus on Reproduction May 2015
Jan Kremer on putting patients centre stage
The future of fertility counselling
What patient organisations can do
Clare Lewis-Jones on the benefits of getting together
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Guideline on psychosocial care in infertility and MAR is published
"Routine psychosocial care in infertility and medically assisted reproduction – A guide for fertility staff"
is the new ESHRE guideline developed by the psychology guideline development group.
The guideline development group is proud to announce that the new guideline is now available on the ESHRE website.
You can read the guideline and find all available details on this page.