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Major initiative to close information gaps on cross border reproduction in the Asia Pacific

A powerful task force of scientists and clinicians specialising in assisted conception have mounted a major campaign to close gaps in knowledge about cross border reproduction in the Asia Pacific region. Each year thousands of infertile couples travel the world for third party reproduction in the quest to achieve their dream of parenthood. The [...]

2019-05-30T04:39:39+08:00 May 9th, 2019|

Fifty countries represented at Hong Kong Congress in a powerful expression of scientific exchange in the field of assisted reproduction

More than 1,700 fertility specialists from 50 countries attended the 9th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE 2019) in Hong Kong to explore the latest advances in scientific research and clinical care of people experiencing infertility. It has been one of the most influential meetings on assisted reproduction ever presented in [...]

2019-05-30T04:40:54+08:00 May 7th, 2019|

New and vital research on infertility has slowed after the pioneering achievements of the ‘Founding Fathers of IVF’

More than eight million children have been born around the world as a result of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) since the first so-called test tube baby was delivered in England over 40 years ago. Scientist Robert Edwards and gynaecologist Patrick Steptoe – the pioneering "Fathers of IVF" – took ten years of intensive research, [...]

2019-05-30T05:10:50+08:00 May 4th, 2019|

Decline in access to contraceptives with younger and poorer Asian women at risk

A global congress on fertility health in Hong Kong this week will hear of disturbing gaps in access to female contraception across the Asia Pacific region with the poor and young most vulnerable. Assistant Professor Susan Logan, a Singapore-based specialist in sexual and reproductive health, said public access to contraception and broader reproductive health [...]

2019-05-30T05:12:28+08:00 May 2nd, 2019|

Asia Pacific congress on assisted reproduction to receive ‘wake up call’ on alarming decline in male fertility

A world authority on human reproductive health is calling for a global response to an alarming decline in male fertility with an estimated one in 20 young men today having sperm counts low enough to impede conception. Christopher Barratt, Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University of Dundee in Scotland, said the world had [...]

2019-05-30T05:13:26+08:00 May 2nd, 2019|

Mounting evidence of harmful effects of WiFi router electromagnetic waves on sperm

A new study has provided further evidence that electromagnetic waves from WiFi devices can have a detrimental effect on human sperm. The outcome adds weight to concerns that the explosive spread of mobile telephones and other devices relying on WiFi connection may be contributing to declining fertility rates in developed countries. The Japanese study, [...]

2019-05-30T05:14:36+08:00 April 30th, 2019|

Ovarian Club X and CoGEN in Asia

Ovarian Club X and CoGEN in Asia will be held on 16 - 17 December 2017 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. Both Ovarian Club and CoGEN specially focus on themed scientific meetings instead of general programs and we present in-depth discussion concentrating on the science and how they can [...]

2019-05-30T05:42:34+08:00 November 6th, 2017|