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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

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

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

Egg Freezing – Beyond the Hype

Posted on March 13, 2018

Egg freezing is no longer an experimental technology and has become a routine feature of every modern woman’s vocabulary. This week, Courtney Kardashian has become the lastest of many celebrities to announce she plans to freeze her eggs. Egg freezing, understandably, is surrounded by a lot of hype. From many clinics, unfortunately, the science of … Continue reading