Entries by Clinic Team

Parabens linked to decrease in male fertility

After the recent revelation that sperm quality is dropping at an alarming rate, recent research reveals part of the problem could be linked to parabens. These common chemicals are found in numerous cosmetics and cleaning solutions and have been found to have a potentially significant impact on male fertility. How parabens affect semen quality The […]

Study finds female cancer survivors one-third less likely to conceive

Cancer survivors are one-third less likely to conceive, according to a new landmark study. The findings were presented to the European Society of Human Reproduction by Professor Richard Anderson of the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health. Data was analysed from 23,201 cancer survivors from the Scottish cancer registry, making it one of the largest studies […]

The impact of endometriosis: new study looks at how it affects partners

Endometriosis is a devastating and often extremely painful condition that many women suffer with. However, as a recent study highlights, the condition doesn’t just affect the woman’s quality of life; it can also significantly affect her partner too. The emotional and devastating impact of endometriosis on male partners is often overlooked. The majority of studies […]

NHS cost-cutting plans to affect IVF and fertility services

The NHS is currently in the process of introducing cost-cutting plans which will affect IVF and fertility services. Due to financial pressure, NHS bosses are now considering only allowing women aged 30-35 to undergo fertility services. This means many women will be denied treatment. Since the start of 2017, fertility cuts have already been made […]

Male sperm counts plummeting, according to new research

New research has revealed the sperm count in Western men has declined significantly over the past 40 years. Some reports are even going as far as to say it could put the human race on the brink of extinction. While that may be a little over-dramatic, there’s no denying it’s a cause for concern as […]

IUI found to increase pregnancy chances

New research has suggested IUI could be a more cost-effective and successful fertility treatment than IVF. Known in full as Intrauterine Insemination, the study found that using this technique increases pregnancy chances after three months of trying, from 9 per cent to 31 per cent. However, NICE advises couples who have been trying to conceive […]

Food and fertility: 5 foods that can boost male fertility

It’s no secret that diet plays a huge role in the state of our health, but did you know it could also be affecting your fertility? Recent research has revealed sperm quality has declined by a staggering 38 per cent over the past decade, and experts believe this is largely due to poor lifestyle and […]

What are complementary fertility treatments?

Fertility treatment can be a daunting and stressful process. Not only might be you be facing a number of clinical procedures which can cause anxiety in themselves there’s also the added worry about the success or failure of such an enormous investment of time, money and emotion. This can become a self-perpetuating situation as the […]

What are my fertility donation options?

One of the possibilities that has opened up with the development of IVF and its associated treatments is the facility to donate sperm or eggs to couples or individuals who are not able to conceive. Donor eggs Women may require donor eggs for a number of reasons. It could be that the egg store has […]

Surgical Sperm Retrieval FAQs

Before you and your partner undergo IVF treatment, Mr Julian Norman-Taylor will carry out a semen analysis as some men have issues producing semen in ejaculate and require Surgical Sperm Retrieval (SSR), a procedure to remove sperm directly from the testis of a male partner for use in IVF or IUI treatments. Here are some […]