Fertility Treatments

Safety of Women Undergoing IVF: Health Minister Urged to Act in Parliamentary Debate

Dr Geeta Nargund | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Geeta Nargund

I remain hopeful that the Health Minister will listen to Siobhain's compelling argument. Otherwise the Government is ultimately condoning a system in which the health of women is put at risk.

Single Women Aren't Scrambling to Use IVF - And the Media Focus on Them Is Irresponsible

Dr Sophie Zadeh | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sophie Zadeh

Statistics can be misleading. And while there may have been an increase in single women having consultations at licensed fertility clinics in the UK, this fact in fact tells us very little. It tells us little about how many women actually decide, or are approved, to pursue treatment.

The Future Of Sex By 2050 Is Terrifying

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In 2050 sex will no longer be for baby-making. Hanky panky will be for fun and fun only. That's according to a leading professor, who says in just ...

How Losing Weight Could Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

One of the many reasons that women, and occasionally men, come to see me for weight loss advice is because they want to start a family, but are struggling. Did you know that obesity is a major cause of difficulty getting pregnant - and can increase the risk of miscarriage or problems during pregnancy and childbirth?

Are You Fit for Fertility? An Integrated Approach to Boost Fertility

Michael Dooley | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Dooley

One of the problems with treating infertility in Britain is that infertile couples are often sent straight to IVF clinics. They come to expect the need for IVF. Instead, we need to get them thinking in a different, much more positive way rather than scheduling them in for three rounds of expensive treatment as soon as they've walked through the door. It is not all about IVF.

Scientists Create World's First Robot Sperm

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have made the world's first robotic sperm. The tiny cyborg swimmers are controlled using magnetic fields, and could have a range of inte...

IVF Pioneer Sir Robert Geoffrey Edwards Dies

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Nobel prize-winning IVF pioneer Professor Sir Robert Edwards has died, aged 87. Sir Robert was one of two fertility experts whose work led to the b...

Could This Gene Help You Get Pregnant?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists studying mice have identified a gene which could boost human fertility. Experts say the discovery, announced in a journal today, could h...

Why Are Twice As Many Women Dying During Childbirth?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to recent statistics recorded in The Lancet, the number of women who have died during childbirth has doubled in the last five years – with...

Baby Born Using 25-Year-Old Sperm

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A baby girl was born after being conceived using sperm that has been kept frozen for 25 years – the longest that sperm has been kept frozen and then...

Are Single Women The Driving Force Behind The Rise In IVF Treatments?

PA | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

There has been a rise in the number of fertility treatments carried out in the UK, possibly due to an increasing number of women using donor inseminat...

Women Under 25 Turn To Online Sperm Donors After Giving Up On Love

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Women as young as 18 years old are signing up to online sperm donors after feeling frustrated with their search for ‘Mr. Right’, according to a re...