fertility preservation

Fertility preservation for women undergoing cancer treatment

The ovaries of every woman contain their maximum number of eggs or oocytes at a time approximately half way through fetal development. From birth, there is a steady decline in the number and quality of remaining eggs and this continues until the pool is almost entirely depleted and menopause occurs. As a result of this decline in remaining egg number …

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects around ten percent of women of reproductive age and many women are never formally diagnosed or experience a significant delay in diagnosis.  The diversity of presentations in women with PCOS and ethnic variation in symptoms contribute to the difficulty in making the diagnosis, seeking and receiving effective treatment. Some of the common presentations of PCOS …