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Endometriosis

Is a condition where the endometrial lining grows outside the uterus, often affecting the functioning of the uterus and ovaries.



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Radio Review: PM - Our Fertility Journey

11 December 2017 - by Eleanor Taylor

Despite concerted efforts to reduce the stigma surrounding fertility struggles, there still appears to be a 'facelessness' to this incredibly common issue, which suggests that fertility is still very much a taboo subject... [Read More]

Flushed with success, but we will still need IVF

12 June 2017 - by Stuart Lavery and George Christopoulos

The recent study from Dreyer et al examining the chance of natural pregnancy following hysterosalpingography has provoked a significant amount of interest in the lay press, with suggestions that this well established diagnostic fertility test could be offered therapeutically and be considered as an alternative to IVF... [Read More]

NICE update guidance on IUI rejected by professionals

19 September 2016 - by Professor Roy Homburg and Dr Gulam Bahadur

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued new guidance on the use of IUI that displays a plethora of contradictions and inconsistencies in an effort to maintain the status quo, precluding a fair appraisal of IUI practice... [Read More]

Research towards a developing a synthetic ovary

12 September 2016 - by Dr Katie Howe

Researchers in Belgium have taken the first steps towards producing a transplantable artificial ovary after demonstrating successful follicle survival in mice... [Read More]

Lesbian couples sue over fertility treatment rules

15 August 2016 - by Ryan Ross

Three same-sex female couples are suing the US state of New Jersey for what they claim are discriminatory rules regarding the funding of fertility treatment... [Read More]

One in three couples conceive naturally after IVF failure

01 August 2016 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars

Around one in three women conceive naturally in the six years after discontinuing fertility treatment, an internet survey of over 400 women has found... [Read More]

IVF linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer

26 October 2015 - by Lone Hørlyck

Women who have used assisted reproductive technologies are over a third more likely to develop ovarian cancer than other women, a large-scale study finds... [Read More]

TV Review: Postcode Lottery

12 March 2012 - by Cathy Holding

IVF is only miraculous and life-changing if it works, but in some areas of the country you're less likely to be able to try on the NHS. BBC One's 'Postcode Lottery' follows a couple who could attempt treatment if they lived elsewhere... [Read More]

Aligning research legislation: interspecies embryos and animals containing human material

10 October 2011 - by Tara Camm

In 2008, important changes were made to the legislation governing the use of human embryos in research, the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act (HFE Act) 1990. The legislation was extended to five categories of 'human admixed embryos' containing human and animal cellular or genetic components, which were brought within the licensing regime of the HFE Act... [Read More]

The great delay: 33 years after the first 'test-tube' baby

05 September 2011 - by Holly Finn

July marked the 33rd birthday of the world's first 'test-tube' baby. Since then, four million babies have been born thanks to IVF. Many more have not. The treatment does not guarantee pregnancy and the side effects remain severe. Yet there is a brutal dishonesty. IVF is considered almost routine. Because women - and men – don't talk frankly about their fertility struggles, we continue to get a skewed message... [Read More]

Book Review: Smart Guide to Infertility / Infertility - The Facts

19 July 2010 - by Anoushka Shepherd

Reading both of these books from the standpoint of a patient, I now feel fully equipped to take on any challenge infertility may throw my way. That said, I'm not sure I would have felt quite so ready had I only read one of them.... [Read More]

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