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Society for Reproduction and Fertility Annual Conference 2015

Oxford, UK
20 Jul 2015 - 22 Jul 2015

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Symposia 2: Surgical intervention and fertility

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Ovarian autografts and autotransplants as experimental and translational models for the treatment of infertility

Campbell Bruce K

In contrast to the testis, the ovary is an internal organ which contains a finite supply of primordial follicles, enclosed by ovarian somatic cells. Development of ovulatory follicles from this primordial pool capable of releasing a developmentally competent oocyte is an extremely complex developmental process which involves interactions between an array of local factors, the pituitary gonadotrophins and other endocrine factors. Elucidation of these local and endocrine mechani...

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Uterus transplantation: an update

Brannstrom Mats

The last frontier to conquer in female infertility is absolute uterine factor infertility (AUFI), affecting more than 10 000 women in the UK. Uterine transplantation (UTx) is now the first available treatment for this large group of women. Adoption and gestational surrogacy are other means to obtain motherhood, but the acceptances of these arrangements in the society vary greatly between societies.Our research group initiated a step-by-step developmental...

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Mechanical injury of the endometrium to enhance implantation: mechanism of action

Dekel Nava

Acquisition of uterine receptivity, an essential prelude for successful embryo implantation, is fully dependent on the development of adequate conditions for the attachment of the conceptus to the endometrial epithelium. The particular constituents of such ¬Ďadequate conditions¬í are not as yet defined and markers for a receptive endometrium are practically unavailable. Furthermore, the disappointing, poor rate of pregnancy, presently achieved following the transfer of...