More than 1,000 experts will discuss the present and future of reproductive medicine from 15 to 19 November
The 9th International IVIRMA Congress will bring together the main researchers in assisted reproduction worldwide
The role of mitochondria in ovarian aging, ovarian reactivation as an option for patients with early ovarian failure, or non-invasive PGT-A to optimize embryo selection, among other current reproductive issues, are the highlights of this benchmark event.
VALENCIA, 10 NOVEMBER 2021
The ninth edition of the International Congress organized by IVIRMA Global will take place from Monday 15 to Friday 19 November. Considered a benchmark in the Assisted Reproduction sector,
If you’re a believer in the mind-body connection, you’re probably a fan of acupuncture. Whether it’s to achieve harmony between your mental and physical self or simply to relax, acupuncture is a useful way to practice holistic health.
It’s no surprise, then, that acupuncture has made its way into the fertility community and is commonly offered to women beginning fertility care or undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Research into the impact of acupuncture on fertility patients has been promising, especially from a mental health standpoint – it is proven to promote relaxation and put women at ease during what is usually a hectic and stressful time.
There are two types of acupuncture practiced at RMA for women seeking care –
For Melanie Landay, being a fertility doctor is more of a calling than a job.
“There’s just nothing else I could be doing with my life,” said Dr. Landay, who practices alongside Dr. Tom Kim at RMA Southern California in West Los Angeles.
It seems like from a young age, the universe conspired to make that calling a reality.
First, Dr. Melanie Landay’s father was a doctor and being close with him, Dr. Landay had an affinity for medicine early on. Second, she loved science and helping people, and dreamed of a career where she could do both. And third, in her 20’s,
When Betsy was 39 years old, she woke up one morning and had a pressing revelation: she had to freeze her eggs. She’d been putting it off for years, and couldn’t ignore the urge any longer. It was time.
“I remember thinking,” said Betsy, now 49, “I should probably get on this. My stepmom recommended I do it when I was 35, but I wasn’t in the right mindset - I felt like I still had time. I was focused on my career and I just assumed it would happen on its own, that I would meet someone and we would
Finding out that you are pregnant after the wild rollercoaster ride of infertility is probably one of the most amazing feelings in the world. The immense joy and enormous sense of relief felt is completely euphoric. It’s literally a dream come true.
After an ectopic pregnancy, a two-year struggle with infertility, three unsuccessful IUI’s, two egg retrievals, and one mental health break, my husband and I found ourselves with one healthy embryo. “All it takes is one”, our doctor, Dr. Michael Drews, calmly reassured us. And he was right! After a successful frozen embryo transfer (FET) we were finally pregnant, and we could
Megan Determan’s life has always revolved around eggs – they just weren’t exactly human.
The eldest of five children who grew up on a poultry farm in Emery, South Dakota, Dr. Determan spent her childhood and teenage years “on a big family adventure” fertilizing and selling chicken eggs to those interested in hatching.
At the height of the family business, more than 500 semi-free-range chickens of varying breeds roamed and clucked their way through the farm’s prairie fields as a young Dr. Determan grew increasingly more fascinated with the fertilization process and the beginnings of life.
“Development has always been fascinating to me,”
While most little girls grow up playing with dolls, Angela Leung spent her early years pretending her stuffed animals were patients, and she was their doctor.
In and out of hospitals at a young age due to her asthma, Angela quickly grew comfortable with doctors, nurses, and medicine, and spent most of her free time playing make-believe, imagining she could fix any ailment - and turn her patients into friends.
By the time she emigrated from China to Indiana with her family at the age of four, her mind was made up – she would fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor
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Why Do I Take Birth Control Pills to Get Pregnant With IVF?
In recognition of August 18th as Birth Control Pill Day, we wanted to raise awareness about one of the many benefits of birth control for women: using it during In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment. Specifically, taking birth control pills before an IVF cycle.
When a woman is struggling to conceive and comes to a fertility doctor to help her get pregnant, her doctor, a reproductive endocrinologist, may discuss IVF, which has the highest success rate of all fertility treatments. If the woman and her doctor agree IVF is the best
Why do I keep hearing about ERA tests? Do they work? The answer? No.
Most women pursuing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) are curious about additional tests or procedures that could increase their chances of a successful treatment. One such test that has been widely available is called an ERA test, or an Endometrial Receptivity Analysis.
Until recently, the value of an ERA test was debated – although it helped some women conceive and have an ongoing pregnancy, there was very little scientific research on whether it worked.
At the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2021 congress, there was a Randomized Controlled Trial