Category Archives: Fertility In the News

What is PCOS and how does it Affect your Fertility?

  What is PCOS? PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a genetic, hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects fertility levels. This week a Perth-based blogger Fight Against Fat posted a very real and honest description of what its like to live with PCOS. Hi my name is Tina and I have Polycystic ovary syndrome.…
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Inventor of fertility drug, Clomid, dies aged 94

Frank Palopoli, RIP Frank Palopoli was the leader of a team of chemists who designed the fertility drug Clomid (clomiphene citrate). The drug was first marketed in 1967 and over the past 50 years millions of women have become pregnant using it. Clomiphene citrate is now on the World Health Organisations list of essential medicines.…
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Low Vitamin D & Calcium linked to poor Sperm Quality & Testosterone levels

A new study has just been published in the Journal of Human Reproduction, which for the first time indicates a relationship between Vitamin D and calcium deficiency in men with poor Sperm quality and an imbalance in male sex hormones. Men with normal levels of Vitamin D  and Calcium (based on blood tests) had higher numbers…
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29% Natural Pregnancy Rate after failed IVF / ICSI

A recent internet survey of women in the UK who had previously undergone at least one cycle of IVF or ICSI has revealed some very interesting results. Advanced Assisted Reproductive Technologies such as IVF (In-vitro fertilisation) and ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) are used for the treatment of infertility. It is estimated that 1 in 6 Irish couples…
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