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Are fertility issues hereditary?

Posted on November 7, 2018

Some fertility issues are genetic.  Genetic diseases usually run in families, but some can occur for the first time in an individual and from then can be passed down to their future children. Here are some examples of common and rare genetic causes of infertility. Endometriosis While not the only risk factor, endometriosis is 7 … Continue reading

Illnesses that may be affecting your fertility

Posted on October 25, 2018

There are lots of medical conditions that affect fertility. Some are obvious, others silent. Here are a few you may not have thought about because symptoms can be hard to read or seem unconnected. Endometriosis When women think about endometriosis, we think about severe period pain.  However for a large number of women with milder … Continue reading

Myth busting: Fertility when coming off the pill

Posted on October 11, 2018

Myths and legends have a way of staying with use, even when they have no basis in truth. A lot of women worry that the pill might be doing bad things to their fertility. A lot of women think that we need to stop the pill a long time before trying to get pregnant because … Continue reading

Artificial intelligence in IVF: Meet Ivy

Posted on August 31, 2018

Melbourne IVF as a part of Virtus Health are leading the field by leaps and bounds, introducing the world’s most technological advanced tools to select successful embryos, making healthy babies. Known as “Ivy” the new method uses computer generated artificial intelligence to analyse every moment of embryo development within the Embryoscope Plus video surveillance incubator. … Continue reading

Preconception screening

Posted on May 13, 2018

The 2018 Australia Budget has announced a $500 million dollar investment in preconception genetic screening. This is an area of reproductive medicine that I am passionate about and which was the subject of my PhD, which I completed through the University of Sydney with a year of study conducted overseas at the famous and beautiful … Continue reading