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Why does IVF fail? The embryo

Patients who have been unsuccessful want to know why it didn’t work. A definite explanation as to why it failed

Hypothalamic Amenorrhoea

Why are more young women losing their periods due to restrictive diets and excessive exercise?

Why are more young women losing their periods due to restrictive diets and excessive exercise?

Eating disorder charity Beat believes this issue is being fuelled by the increasing use of social media, as more young women are suffering from functional hypothalamic amenorrhoea. This is a condition where the body enters survival mode because it is severely under-fuelled. It results in menstruation stopping, but it can be reversed.

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Short Luteal Phase

A short luteal phase has long been attributed as a cause of infertility and miscarriage. We dig deep into the research and look at how a luteal phase defect can influence reproduction.
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Semen Analysis Decoded

Sperm testing is not just as simple as putting the sample into a machine and reading out the results. What is normal and how should you interpret the results?
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Understanding OHSS: IVF complications simplified

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) is “the” IVF complication. It is almost entirely unique to fertility treatment, although a few cases have been cited where OHSS has occurred in a naturally occurring pregnancy.
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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.