Men Talk focuses on male infertility and how men are affected by fertility issues.
Here we will be posting blogs featuring different perspectives on how infertility affects men, what men can do to help improve their fertility, and what treatments are available to help couples become pregnant.
Keep checking back throughout to see more, and don’t forget you can join in the conversations on our Facebook page – we are always pleased to hear from you!
Dad speaks about impact of male infertility ahead of Fathers’ Day
Posted - June 19, 2020
Know in 6 weeks – Is it my sperm?
Posted - December 3, 2019
Sperm Hunters: Bourn Hall’s specialist urology team marks ‘500’ milestone
Posted - June 12, 2019
Norfolk couple overcome sporting injury to have child
Posted - April 23, 2019
Male infertility – the causes and treatments
Posted - January 14, 2019
Common questions men ask about male infertility
Posted - October 1, 2018
He survived cancer now his IVF baby meets first ‘Test-Tube Baby’ Louise Brown
Posted - July 28, 2018
Special Father’s Day for man told he would never be a dad
Posted - June 17, 2018
I felt guilty all the time – a male perspective on IVF treatment
Posted - November 27, 2017
Male infertility advice, take care who you share with
Have you read our latest patient story? Hannah and Jemma talk about their fertility journey to complete their family and the twists and turns on the way.
They both wanted to have treatment to share the experience of carrying a baby, even after Hannah was diagnosed with some fertility issues.
“When we first discussed becoming parents using a sperm donor it was so exciting,” says Hannah. “I proposed to my partner Jemma on New Year’s Eve four years ago and presented her with an engagement ring and the date of our first appointment at Bourn Hall. We both wanted to have treatment so that we could have the shared experience of carrying a baby and had no reason to suspect that one of us would have fertility issues.”
In our latest blog, we spoke to Bourn Hall counsellor, Jackie, about how difficult this decision can be for patients and couples.
“If you are emotionally attached to an embryo, you may see it as a potential child, and that can affect a person on a very, very, deep psychological and emotional level,” says Jackie
“For some people it’s a real dilemma whether to return for treatment with their frozen embryos and how they will feel if they don’t use the embryos themselves. Sometimes this can be a matter of timing and talking to a counsellor can help you decide what is right for you.”