Ms. Shipra Krishna explains elective egg freezing, an option to be considered by women one less than 30, ideally less than 35.
How obesity affects your fertility There has been an increase in the prevalence of obesity worldwide. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), the worldwide prevalence of obesity has almost doubled in the last three decades. Obesity is defined as body mass index (BMI) of more than 30kg/M2. We know that women with a [...]
What your fertility specialist should know about the abnormal smear test In the UK, there is a well-structured screening programme for cervical cancer. As part of the cervical screening programme, women between the ages of 25 and 64 years undergo a cervical smear test every three years. The practice nurse will take a scrape [...]
How Well Do Men Cope With Failed Fertility Treatments? Almost one in seven couples will seek help with getting pregnant. Nearly half of these couples will proceed with some form of fertility treatment such as an IVF ( in vitro fertilisation ), an ICSI ( Intracytoplasmic Sperm Insemination ) or Insemination ( IUI ). [...]
Would You Think Of Using Artificial Sperms for Fertility Treatment? Artificial or In Vitro derived gametes are eggs and sperms that have been developed from other cells such as stem cells. Scientists now have many technologies to develop the stem cells or other cells into sperm or egg cell. They have been able to [...]
What Should you Know Before Deciding About Comprehensive Chromosome Screening ( CCS ) Or Preimplantation Genetic Screening ( PGS )?
What Should you Know Before Deciding About Comprehensive Chromosome Screening ( CCS ) Or Preimplantation Genetic Screening ( PGS )? CCS or PGS is a scientific intervention that some patients may consider for a variety of reasons. This is different from Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis ( PGD ). In PGD, the scientists are looking for [...]
A Womb Transplant – Fiction or Reality? Almost one in 500 women in childbearing age experience infertility due to absolute womb related factors (absolute uterine factor infertility). This is the case where the women are born with birth defects of the womb. Such as like Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser (MRKH) syndrome or been through [...]
Does the Environment Affect Fertility? The environment in which we live has gained more attention in the last few decades. Since the middle of last century, there has been a significant increase in the human reproduction problems worldwide. Many studies have reported a decline in fertility and increasing access to the fertility treatments, such IVF [...]
Can you test your sperms using a smartphone? Male infertility handles approximately 20% of the infertile couples seeking Fertility treatment. It also contributes to the other causes of infertility in another 30% of couples. There are many over the counter female fertility testing products. There is hardly any choice for men. It is well [...]
Does Vitamin D Deficiency Affect Fertility? Vitamin D has gained a large interest in the last decade or so. Initially, it was associated with rickets. But now vitamin D deficiency has been connected with many chronic conditions. Such as heart disease, cancer, autoimmune conditions. Besides, there is a connection between vitamin D deficiency and [...]