In The Field

ESHRE: Sweet deal

One of the time-honoured rituals of big conferences is trawling the marketing booths in the exhibition hall looking for decent handouts (ideally edible ones). This year’s top freebie takes the meeting’s human reproduction theme to a quite ridiculous extreme, in the form of ‘sperm drinks’ (Irish cream liquer, since you asked), lovingly presented in a plastic container shaped like a wiggly egg-seeking gamete. After gingerly opening one and having a taste, several female members of the press room commented that it’s not often you come to an embryology conference and find the ideal hen night accessory…


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