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We have sexual education, but not reproductive education: approach from an humanisation perspective

Bionews recently published a letter from a British teenager in which she pointed out – from a subjective point of view – the necessity of reproductive education at schools. She said to receive sexual education with a clear: “don’t have unprotected sex: you may risk an unwanted pregnancy, a sexually transmitted disease or even both”, […]

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Patient Experience in Fertility 2: practical examples on how to apply it to clinical practice

The latest post described how important patient experience is in fertility in contrast to the small amount of research done in the field. We promised to describe examples from clinical practice on how to improve patient experience and by that achieve significant impacts for patients and the organization. May be it is not very modest […]

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Patient Experience in Fertility 1: Conclusions of Eshre 2016

On Wednesday july 6th this year’s conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embriology (ESHRE) closed successfully its 2016 edition in Helsinki. As a medical congress, it is natural that most of the over 300 lectures dealt with medical, surgical, embryology and genetic issues. Yet the total amount of lectures dealing with patient issues […]

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The Embryologist of the future as specialists in human centred design

In the world of artificial reproduction (ART), the physician is the visible face to the patient. But treatments would have no success chance without the hidden work done in the embryology lab. There, like in an ex vivo uterus, technology imitates nature and produces the miracle of conception. This miracle is possible thanks to the […]

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Patient centred care and IT Systems in IVF

I was preparing an article on patient centricity in IVF when by chance I found in “Human Reproduction” this old article of 2006 on the use of personal medical records in IVF practice. Although almost 9 years old I find the article very relevant for today, since user or patient driven design in IT are still […]

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IVF Technologies and Patient Centricity

The past 28th to 30th of September a very interesting congress took place in Alicante organized by the IVF-SPAIN Foundation and Merck Serono. The main focus were new technologies for human reproduction, especially time lapse predictive technologies, but also genomic and endometrial technologies. This video shows in short the congress best moments. What do IVF […]

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Psychological factors in IVF treatments – can improved patient experience improve pregnancy outcomes?

It has been a longer time since I haven’t posted in the blog. It was a stressfull time, but before the summer leave I would love to share a bit of the ethnographic and patient experience work in fertility I am currently involved in. Many of you know for sure stories were an infertile couple […]

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Does financial capitalism spoil patient care?

In his excellent book “The collapse of globalism” John Ralston Saul criticizes modern financial capitalism and the “globalist” ideology” for being responsible for the dismantling of basic services and public goods to the private sector, like healthcare, in many Western countries, without that this movement turned into a more efficient healthcare system.  Now that elections […]

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Anthropology and assisted reproduction

At the End of March, the chair “Human Fertility” of the University Alicante and the IVF-Spain Foundation organized a scientific update on latest techniques in Human Reproduction. The director of the Chair, María José Gómez Torres, invited first class experts, such as Dr. Jaime Gosálbez, one of the world best specialists in the area of […]

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