Genetic screening for the Jewish population

For many years it has been widely known that a ‘recessive’ condition, called Tay Sachs disease, is ten times more common in the Ashkenazi Jewish (AJ) population than in the wider population. Genetic screening for Tay Sachs carriers has been… Read more

Social Egg Freezing in the Media

CRGH have featured in the Times, Telegraph, Guardian, Sky, & Mail on 8th August on the issue of social egg freezing, following an article by CRGH’s Dr Jara Ben Nagi in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Please click… Read more

CRGH To Train New Embryologists

The Scientist Training Program (STP) is the route for training as a Clinical Scientist in embryology in England and Wales. There are currently very few Centres within the UK that are accredited to train embryologists and that meet the very… Read more

Surrogacy Guidance and a Fertility Nursing Framework

Recently two new publications have been released and our Head of Nursing, Francesca Steyn has been a co-author on both documents. The first was released on 28th February 2018 by the Department of Health and is titled ‘Care in Surrogacy… Read more

IFFS Symposium in Kampala, Uganda

Recently our Head of Nursing – Francesca Steyn, was asked to attend the International Federation of Fertility Societies Symposium in Kampala, Uganda. The symposium was jointly hosted by the IFFS, the Ugandan Fertility Society and the African Fertility Society and… Read more

Everything you wanted to know about IVF (but were afraid to ask)

We have a guest blogger this month. Mish Slade has been receiving treatment at CRGH and became a new mother in January of this year. Like many IVF patients she found the process intense and bewildering at times and decided… Read more

HFEA Zika Virus Guidance

Fertility clinics need to be vigilant when treating patients who have visited any countries where there is an identified risk of Zika Virus. Guidance for primary care and clinicians has been jointly developed by PHE, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists… Read more

UK scientists edit DNA of human embryos

The team at the Francis Crick Institute are unravelling the mysteries of the earliest moments of life. Understanding what happens after a sperm fertilises an egg could lead to ways of improving IVF or explain why some women miscarry. Read More.

CRGH Fertility MythBusters

Myth: the most common causes of infertility are related to female causes! Buster: in only 40% of cases a female factor is identified. Male related infertility is the cause in 30 to 40% and the rest are unexplained.

World’s 1st ‘Test-Tube’ Baby and America’s 1st IVF Baby Meet for the 1st Time.

When they were born, Louise Brown and Elizabeth Carr graced the front pages of newspapers and the covers of magazines worldwide, and their parents were flooded with requests to appear on television with everyone from Phil Donahue to Oprah Winfrey. Read… Read more

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