Dear Friends and Colleagues.
After two years of activity, it is you whom we wish to thank.
Established only two years ago IVF-Worldwide.com has become the largest and most comprehensive professional website in the field of in-vitro fertilization. IVF-Worldwide.com lists over 3,180 IVF units worldwide.
IVF-Worldwide.com is the largest and most comprehensive in-vitro fertilization (IVF)-focused website for doctors, embryologists, nurses and social workers. IVF-Worldwide.com links doctors and specialists from universal IVF centers in order to encourage dialogue, discuss special treatments and medications, and advance research on IVF issues.
Judging by the impact that IVF-Worldwide.com has had, it is clear that the website is becoming a cornerstone in the field of IVF.
Locating and contacting IVF units
IVF-Worldwide.com provides unprecedented access to over 3,000 IVF clinics in nearly 100 countries around the world. This network, which is growing daily, provides contact information for the unit.
The IVF-Worldwide.com Education Center aims to provide, via open access, professional knowledge in the field of IVF. The belief is that a more educated community of IVF professionals is the key to future success.
The IVF-Worldwide.com Education Center includes an in depth explanation about the IVF procedure, detailing it in nearly 40 interactive chapters which include photos and videos. In addition the Education Center includes Power Point presentations, webcasting, publications, a video library and links to useful websites and book in the field.
The history and milestones of in-vitro fertilization are documented in the IVF History section of IVF-Worldwide.com. Never has such a detailed document been assembled. IVF History tells the story of the evolution of IVF through milestones achieved by professionals in the field. From the 1890s when Walter Heape, a professor and physician at the University of Cambridge reported the first known case of embryo transplantation in rabbits, through the first ever IVF birth which occurred in Oldham, England on July 25, 1978, to today’s most modern practices, IVF History tells this fascinating story.
The IVF History section is dynamic and still open to change and evolve. It is being updated with information received from various researchers around the world. The vision of this document is be the most comprehensive and important piece of literature describing the History of IVF.
Surveys in the field of IVF
The development in the field of IVF was based on research published in various journals and by gathering information through meta-analysis. It was thought that the data published would ultimately become a common practice. However, the first worldwide survey done by IVF-worldwide.com, which looked at the use of progesterone during the luteal phase, clearly showed that science and practice are two different things.
Based on the first survey results, world leaders in the field put forward different surveys on various topics and the results were published on the website. This was the first time in the field of IVF that results had been gathered on more than 260,000 IVF cycles and made available to all for education and critique. Centers can compare their way of treatment to many other centers and IVF cycles and reassess reinforce their chosen method of treatment.
There are many outstanding and comprehensive studies in the field of IVF which are also related to Evidence–based Medicine. Through IVF-Worldwide.com data on clinical practice worldwide was collected for the benefit of physicians around the world for the first time. It was also unprecedented in the field of IVF that based on thousands of IVF cycles it was shown that Science and Practice are not the same!
In addition, this was the first case where the analysis of the data was done based on the number of cycles and not on the number of centers reporting to the website. Therefore, the experience of the practicing physicians and size of the unit were taken into the account for the first time.
To date we have conducted six surveys on the following topics:
The results and analysis of these surveys were published and are available on the website and were distributed to over 80,000 professionals in the field via the IVF-Worldwide Newsletter.
In order to continue to lead in the field, the team at IVF-Worldwide is now looking to expand the products and services provided by the website.