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How accurately can surgeons predict operating times?
1st Dec

2014

Unfortunately, operating times are one of the components of surgical planning that cannot be estimated with a great degree of precision.  A previous European research study observing 1000 common gynaecological procedures revealed that although most ...

The Cervix
24th Nov

2014

The cervix is the lowest part of the uterus but is very much a part of the uterus itself.  Its name comes from the Latin ‘collum’ meaning neck.  This part of the uterus is truly amazing since during pregnancy it holds in the baby for 9 months ...

Menopause
17th Nov

2014

Menopause is defined as the time when the ovaries have stopped working.  This is actually not as easy as it would seem and is a diagnosis that is made in retrospect, since it is considered as one year after a woman’s last period.  The ovaries do not ...

Twins
3rd Nov

2014

Twins used to be a rare fascination in the schoolyard however they are becoming increasingly common due to a number of factors. In 2012 1.4% of births were twins. To understand more we should start at the beginning – how does a twin pregnancy occur? ...

Chronic pelvic pain: could the muscles be to blame??
27th Oct

2014

Four to fifteen out of a hundred women between the ages of 18 and 55 are affected by chronic pelvic pain.  This is when internal pain occurs below the belly button for at least six months, though for many women the pain has been there for a lot longer.  ...

The Natural Caesarean
20th Oct

2014

Changes to your delivery plan may happen during your pregnancy and some women will need a caesarean delivery, as a vaginal birth is not safe.  This is the case if the placenta is low lying, if the baby is in a breech (bottom first) position or if you ...

A new tool to remove fibroids from inside the uterus
13th Oct

2014

Have you experienced changes in the regularity, frequency, heaviness or duration of your menstrual bleeding?  If you have been concerned about it in the past, you are one of the many women who have experienced abnormal uterine bleeding (called AUB).  ...

Perinatal mental health
9th Oct

2014

As many as 80% of women experience the emotional rollercoaster of tears, mood swings and anxiety known as the “baby blues” in the first week after the birth of their baby.  A combination of sleeplessness, hormonal changes and sensory overload from a ...

Creating a vagina without surgery for women with congenital anomalies
7th Oct

2014

Did you know that for every 4500-5000 female births, 1 baby girl is born with an underdeveloped uterus and vagina?  This is a syndrome called Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome or MRKH and is more common than you may think. These women have the ...

Antioxidents for Men
2nd Oct

2014

Infertility is not just related to problems for women, but there are many problems in men too.  The finding of a low sperm count is a common in couples who are having difficulty in becoming pregnant, but in 30% of men with a low count. no cause is found. ...