Endometrial Hyperplasia: Symptoms and Treatment
21 December 2022
Endometrial Hyperplasia: Symptoms and Treatment

Endometrial hyperplasia is relatively rare, affecting just over one in one thousand women. It is a condition in which the lining of the womb, the endometrium, becomes too thick. This can be harmless in some cases, but in others it can cause problems with fertility or even be a precursor to cancer of the womb…. View Article

Becoming a mother
17 November 2022
Why are birth rates dropping in the UK?

A third of women (33.1%) say insufficient finances is putting them off kids, while 1 in 5 say it’s due to difficulty achieving a work-life balance New survey points to competing social, cultural and economic factors in a woman’s decision to have, or to not have kids IVI recently commissioned a nationwide survey of women… View Article

Young woman sitting on bed holding newborn daughter
17 November 2022
Cost of living, war and COVID are putting British women off having kids, IVI survey finds

Nearly half of women (49%) are delaying having children due to fears about the state of the UK and the wider world Lack of cash stopping women from adding to their families – and from becoming mothers for the first time Former Strictly Star Ola Jordan comments on the survey and says it’s wrong to… View Article

17 November 2022
Infertility: Myths and truths

In the UK, 1 in 7 heterosexual couples struggle to conceive. And the number of cases of infertility – including those that occur for unexplained reasons – is rising. Although declining fertility is a widespread phenomenon and still not fully understood, there are a variety of factors at play. As part of our recent survey… View Article

Nearly 75% of women under 30 open to IVF in the future
17 November 2022
Is infertility becoming less of a taboo?

Nearly three quarters of women (73.9%) under 30 would have IVF in the future if they needed it New research shows positive signs that infertility and fertility treatment are becoming less of a taboo in the UK IVI recently commissioned a nationwide survey of women aged 25 – 45 to illustrate the many different perspectives,… View Article

11 November 2022
Ask an Expert: Egg Freezing FAQ

Egg freezing is becoming an increasingly common fertility treatment. For women who want to have biological children in the future but may have conflicting priorities right now, it can be an extremely valuable option to consider. If you are new to egg freezing, it’s important to be informed about all the steps involved and above… View Article

Doctor physician consulting with male patients in hospital exam
9 November 2022
Does testicular cancer affect fertility?

Around 2,300 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer every year in the UK. The diagnosis can come as a particular shock because it tends to affect younger people, most commonly seen in men of reproductive age. Firstly, the good news is that the cure rate is very high at around 95%. However, this cancer is… View Article

guide for patients with PCOS
22 September 2022
IVI launches guide for patients with PCOS

September is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month. Despite affecting 1 in 10 women, PCOS is still an ‘unknown’ to many women. With the aim of helping to raise awareness and encouraging a better understanding of the condition, IVI has launched an informative guide dedicated to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. PCOS: an unknown disorder Polycystic Ovary… View Article

Normozoospermia analyzed by microscope. Semen analysis normal sp
5 September 2022
Azoospermia: What is it and how do we treat it?

What is azoospermia? A low sperm count is characterised by having fewer sperm in the ejaculate than the average – normally, this is anything fewer than 15 million per millilitre. Azoospermia is a lesser-known phenomenon, meaning a complete absence of sperm. Bear in mind, though that it does not often mean the absence of ejaculate…. View Article

What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?
23 August 2022
What are the symptoms of cervical cancer?

Cervical cancer refers to a type of cancer that appears anywhere in the cervix – the neck of tissue that connects the vagina and uterus. Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by some type of human papillomavirus (HPV). Cervical cancers develop when cells that make up the lining of the cervix start to grow in… View Article

Advanced paternity does not affect maternal or foetal health during pregnancy
6 July 2022
Advanced paternity does not affect maternal or foetal health during pregnancy

Within the framework of the 38th Congress of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Two studies presented by IVI at the 38th Congress of ESHRE confirm that advanced paternal age does not appear to negatively affect the health of mother or foetus during pregnancy Health indicators such as gestational diabetes, hypertension, infant… View Article

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