Fertility

Endometrial Scratch
29th Aug

2014

As yet, we still do not understand all of the causes for why couples are not able to conceive, even when egg and sperm are normal, they make a normal embryo and then sadly the pregnancy does not grow in the lining of the uterus (called the endometrium). ...

Ovarian Reserve
21st Aug

2014

Women are born with all the eggs they will have in their life – unlike men who produce sperm every day once they have reached puberty. Women’s egg reserves reach their peak about at about 25 years old before they decline slowly until age 35, with ...

Epigenetics
14th Jul

2014

Our underlying “genetic” make up determines how our bodies function, what they look like and how they develop.  It is what makes us individual.  Our DNA codes our genetic make up.  It can be thought of as a set of building blocks, paired then ...

The Oral Contraceptive Pill
19th Jun

2014

The oral contraceptive pill (OCP) comes in two main forms: the combined oral contraceptive pill (COCP) (which contains the hormones oestrogen and progesterone) and the progesterone only pill (POP).  Both are effective contraceptives when used in the ...