Time for a quick survey?

If you have five minutes, would you be able to complete a quick survey to help with the design of a study looking at women’s long term health after fertility treatment. The purpose of this survey is to learn about your views and health concerns regarding Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) which covers all forms of IVF/ICIS.

To date, little research has examined women’s health after fertility treatment. University College London is designing a study to monitor women’s long term health after ART and your opinion, views and concerns will help them to design and develop a study, taking into account women’s specific concerns about this topic. This survey is open to all women, whether or not they have had fertility treatment so you can share it with other people. It is anonymous and you can find it by clicking on the link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QY26FR7

E-cigarettes and your fertility

They are often thought to be the safer version of smoking – but new research has found that the flavourings used in e-cigarettes may contain toxic chemicals which can damage men’s sperm.

A team from University College London found that two of the most popular flavours put into e-cigarettes were particularly damaging to sperm – bubblegum and cinnamon were both found to affect male fertility.  You can read more details about their research, which was presented at the Fertility 2017 Conference earlier this month, here 

Want to know more about egg freezing?

eggYou couldn’t fail to have heard about egg freezing, which seems to have captured media attention as the latest development in fertility treatment to be regularly hitting the headlines, but do you know all that you should?

Is egg freezing something that every young woman should be considering? Or is it just the latest money-making enterprise from the fertility sector? Should it be reserved for those who need to preserve their fertility for medical reasons rather than be freely available to young, healthy women?

If you want to know more about these issues, come along to the event organised by Progress Educational Trust on 21 October at University College London titled ‘Beating the Biological Clock: Should you Freeze your Eggs?”.  Leading experts in the field Professor Barry Fuller, Dr Francoise Shenfield, Dr Imogen Goold and Professor Maureen McNeil will all be there to debate the issues and I’ll be chairing.

If you’d like to come and join us, visit www.progress.org.uk/eggfreezing