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October 2, 2015

Weight loss, exercise may boost fertility odds for women with PCOS

Comparing pregnancy outcomes for 150 women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), US researchers have found that those who exercised lost the most weight and had more live births than those who didn’t. Reuters

North Essex NHS service cuts off IVF treatments

The North East Essex CCG will now only fund IVF for patients undergoing cancer treatments, or who have a disease or a condition requiring medical or surgical treatment which could make them infertile. Maldon and Burnham Standard

Scientists identify potential birth control ‘pill’ for men

A new study in Science has identified a version of calcineurin that is found only in sperm and is necessary for sperm to penetrate an egg’s zona pellucida. LA Times

Womb transplants given UK go-ahead

The Health Research Authority has given the go-ahead for a team at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in London to carry out 10 womb transplants in the UK. The British Fertility Society has responded in the piece. BBC News