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Premature Ovarian Insufficiency: Understanding Early Menopause

Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) occurs when the ovaries no longer work effectively in women under the age of 40. Different terms are used interchangeably for POI, such as ‘premature menopause’ and ‘primary ovarian failure’. It is a fairly common condition, affecting around 1% of people and can sometimes be a cause of fertility problems.

Living with PCOS: From a spotty teenager to a fertility patient.

Maria talks about the effect PCOS has had on her life, to the impact she now has through her business. Uncover more of Maria’s story, where she discusses her initial diagnoses, starting her family, and more.

Why I’m Breaking the Social Media Silence on Infertility in the South Asian Community

I first decided to share the story of my fertility issues in a blog post on Mother’s Day 2019. Until that day, as a writer covering restaurant reviews and chef interviews, my site was mostly about the intracies of the latest pop-up's crab-stuffed doughnuts or the best places to eat in Brighton. But, unbeknownst to almost everyone, my husband and I had recently suffered a devastating miscarriage and two unsuccessful IVF cycles.

A Guide to Alcohol, Fertility and IVF

If you're hoping to get pregnant, you might wonder about your fertility and whether you can improve it. The Big Fertility Guide to Alcohol, Fertility and IVF reviews the latest research.

Getting pregnant with PCOS

I had always known I had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and had warned my husband to be that starting a family might be more complicated than we would like. Unfortunately, I was right.

The best is somewhere around the corner

I now remember that day… I was probably 16 and had irregular periods. My mum took me to see a gynaecologist and she said: “You have Polycystic ovaries and one day you will probably have troubles getting pregnant”.