But Will McNally, chief technician at Glasgow Royal Infirmary's Assisted Conception
Unit, denied that men without degrees would be barred from helping childless couples.
A HUDDERSFIELD woman who set up a charity to help couples struggling to have children has donated PS3,000 to the Assisted Conception
Unit based at Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax.
TVM Capital MENA announced that its portfolio company Bourn Hall International has launched two assisted conception
facilities this month, the first in Dubai's Sheikh Hamdan Centre, Jumeira and the second in Gurgaon (Delhi), India.
With one in six couples experience difficulties in conceiving, the centre opened offering four main treatments including IVF and donor insemination, but with advances in science, assisted conception
has moved on dramatically and there are now nearly 20 types of procedures.
The programme comes in the wake of the birth of one of the world's first babies selected to be free of a genetic risk of breast cancer, which has been announced by Paul Serhal, medical director at University College Hospital's Assisted Conception
This includes those who smoke during pregnancy, were older or had conceived via assisted conception
, which in turn can lead to multiple pregnancies.
But although Britain provides the fourth highest number of IVF treatment cycles in the world, access to assisted conception
in the UK is poor compared with other countries.
In the developed world, assisted conception
techniques are offered to HIV-discordant couples for one of two reasons, either to reduce the risk of HIV transmission to the other partner and/or the child, or as an option offered to all infertile couples.
Those in favour of the removal of anonymity had argued that identifying sperm donors would ease the psychological distress that many assisted conception
children experience because they do not know their genetic parents or heritage.
The mistake at St George's Assisted Conception
Unit, Tooting, South London, happened in April.
He was instrumental in establishing assisted conception
services at the hospital, a rather dull fact which belies the IVF unit's real purpose: Giving people children.
Patrick Vandekerckhove has taken up his post as consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology after working with infertility experts in Leeds to research assisted conception