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What about the surgeon? The ergonomics of laparoscopic surgery
15th Sep

2014

Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery has revolutionised patient surgical care with faster healing times and improved cosmetic results, however the physical demands that are placed upon the surgeon are frequently overlooked.  In other workplaces extensive ...

Morcellation & Gynaecological Surgery
15th Sep

2014

During some gynaecological procedures, the tissues or organs that are due to be removed are very large.  Tissue or organ removal can be done via the vagina (like delivery of a baby), through a large incision in the abdomen (called a laparotomy) or ...

The Journey of the Sperm
8th Sep

2014

Did you know that men make sperm every day?  In contrast, a woman is born with all the eggs she will have in her lifetime. It takes approximately 75 days for one sperm to complete its growth and development.  Sperm will travel from the testes where they ...

Sexual Penetration Disorders: Vaginismus and Vestibulodynia
27th Aug

2014

Difficulty with achieving comfortable sexual penetration in women is an underreported and distressing experience, which may result from a number of conditions including vaginismus and vestibulodynia. Vaginismus is the persistent or recurrent difficulty of ...

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 ...

Exercise and Pregnancy
11th Aug

2014

There are many changes that occur to your body when you become pregnant.  A dramatic change in your spine, joints and muscles means that your normal activities may need to be modified, your exercise regimes tailored and awareness to these changes ...

Whooping Cough
28th Jul

2014

Whooping cough (scientific name pertussis) is a respiratory infection caused by the bacteria Bordetella Pertussis and occurs worldwide. This infection is less common than it used to be because of immunisation programs and improved standard of living. ...

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 ...

First trimester fatigue
25th Jun

2014

With tiredness in early pregnancy, I cannot help but making a comparison with chooks; needing to keep our precious fertilised egg warm and safe in a bed of feathers – it’s because you feel like you just want to lie in bed and sleep all day. Most ...