Fertility and reproductive medicine is a fast moving field of medicine and new treatments and ideas are often in the media. We give some insights into the latest developments in both the science and the treatment.
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Why some human eggs carry the wrong number of chromosomes
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Male Infertility: Micro-TESE offers new hope for men with a low sperm count
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Fertility, pregnancy and the biological clock
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Intralipids may offer hope for those affected by repeated IVF failure
Posted - August 13, 2012
Australian Study Into Implications of IVF Treatment
After waiting for years - it all happens at once - congratulations! (although Matilda does still look in shock, bless her) xxWe were over the moon to bring our darling Matilda into the world in June 2018 after many years of trying and 2 cycles of IVF so you can only imagine the shock when we found out Matilda is going to be a big sister! Our family will be growing in February 2020. Thank you Bourn Hall Cambridge for Matilda and for clearly showing my body what it needs to do. We will forever be eternally grateful xx ... See MoreSee Less
We were over the moon to bring our darling Matilda into the world in June 2018 after many years of trying and 2 cycles of IVF so you can only imagine the shock when we found out Matilda is going to be...
NHS-funded routine IVF treatment for women under 40 is available almost everywhere in England. There are only five areas in the country where no IVF is being offered at all one of these is currently North East Essex CCG.
Now North East Essex CCG has told Colchester Gazette that the policy will be reviewed again after a new management team was set up with the two CCGs in Suffolk which both offer up to two cycles of NHS funded IVF for couples.
Bourn Hall Colchester holds the NHS IVF contract for the East of England and is the only clinic based in the region that can offer all appointments, including egg collection and embryo transfer at the same location with the same team throughout.
Bourn Hall is holding a free fertility roadshow Ipswich Roadshow to provide advice for couples and individuals concerned about their fertility. It will include one2one consultations with a fertility nurse specialist.
A spokesman for the North East Essex CCG said: “In November 2015, following clinical and public engagement, the North East Essex CCG introduced a policy to restrict IVF treatment for all couples, except those with complex health needs, while it was in formal financial turnaround.
“The restrictions in north-east Essex were made at the time when there was significant pressure on health and care services and resources. Since then, we have been reviewing the policy on a regular basis.
“As a new management team has formed for the three CCGs across Suffolk and north-east Essex, the policy will be reviewed again.”
Cambridge GP, Dr Sarah Smith is keen to help remove the stigma surrounding infertility, and open up more conversations about fertility issues.
For most couples infertility isn’t caused by lifestyle and in these cases it is unavoidable. However, encouraging young people to take an interest in and protect their fertility – may give them the best possible chance of the family they may want someday.
How much did you know about fertility when you were younger?