Australian IVF clinics have been misleading couples

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Source: The Guardian

Several major IVF clinics in Australia have been misleading couples about their success rate, an investigation by the Australian consumer watchdog has found.

Earlier this year the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission launched a review of website content from all major Australian IVF clinics, and found some made success rate comparisons without adequately disclosing and quantifying the data used to make the claims.

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How to be sensitive to those dealing with infertility

How to be sensitive to those dealing with infertility

It’s a sensitive issue that is difficult enough to deal with without awkward questions and comments from friends, family and even strangers.

As National Infertility Awareness Week in the Unites States approaches (April 23–29), some experts have suggestions for handling these difficulties, both for would-be parents and for the people who know them.

Relationship expert Andrea Syrtash said it’s all too common for women who aren’t getting pregnant to receive unsolicited advice — e.g., increasing wheatgrass consumption, relaxing, thinking positively, etc.

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