Last weekend, Amsterdam hosted the 24th International Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility entitled All about Women's Health. The event, which is attended by doctors and experts in the field from all over the world, brings to the table the latest techniques and breakthroughs in assisted reproduction in order to discuss the suitability of their application.
When I first heard about test-tube babies, I was 18 and read an article about Amandine, the first test-tube baby born in France in 1982, "that baby from somewhere else." The reactions that this "quick fix" (as it was called at that time) aroused were numerous. Some years later, when I was thinking about becoming a mum and they told me about in vitro fertilisation, I felt something that still hurts today.
One of the keys to success during fertility treatment is to manage to cope with stress itself, to relax and have a positive attitude. It is often said that the calmer women are during treatment, the higher the success rate they achieve.
From October 15-19 the city of Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) hosted the 72nd international congress of the American Society for Reproducti (ASRM), which was attended by thousands of sector professionals from all over the world.