“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.”
After her marriage broke down and discovering she had a low ovarian reserve , Claire was considering solo IVF with donor sperm – but then she met and fell in love with James and they agreed they would like to have a baby together. The only problem was that James had already undergone a vasectomy…
The home of IVF pioneer Patrick Steptoe has been awarded a blue plaque. He co-founded Bourn Hall to provide a breakthrough treatment for infertility.
This Fertility Awareness Week, fertility expert Dr Papathanasiou urges people not to delay getting specialist advice if they have concerns.
Dr Melina Schuh says “For the first time we are able to follow live human eggs as they develop and to investigate what causes the decline in egg quality as women age.”
Bourn Hall suggests that Herts CCG Consultation should use real patient data following the publication of a consultation document produced by the CCGs.
When Emily got together with Debbie five years ago they soon realised that they wanted a family together, and as a same-sex couple they were keen to explore the option of having their own children using donor sperm.
“Clive plays a lot of cricket, so when our consultant said a testicular trauma may be the cause of our fertility problems we could all picture what probably happened!”