Life, family and fertility in 2021

As we start 2021, many of us are thinking about what will happen over the next 12 months and wondering what it will mean for our health, jobs, relationships, families and hopes for a baby. Despite the grim situation caused by the ongoing pandemic in the UK at the moment and our third lockdown, there is hope for the future and that is a message that we all need to focus on and hold firm. Whilst jobs, colleagues and wealth can come and go, time spent with our relatives, children, family and loved ones is very precious.
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Podcast: The Intricacies of Fertility Preservation

Louisa Ghevaert is delighted to collaborate with leading fertility lifestyle platform Fertility Help Hub founded by Eloise Edington to produce a podcast entitled "The Intricacies of Fertility Preservation". Eloise explores with Louisa why people preserve their fertility, how demand for fertility preservation has increased due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact this has had on family building and the fertility treatment sector, as well as the legal implications and need for fertility law reform.
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Fertility, Genomics and Covid-19

Progress Educational Trust’s one-day annual conference entitled “Fertility, Genomics and Covid-19” took place on Wednesday 9 December 2020. For the first time, it took place virtually with a varied panel of expert international speakers. It generated thought-provoking and wide-ranging debate about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our health and the fertility sector, including: the changing role of the HFEA, challenges for fertility treatment delivery, ethical issues, effect on individual fertility and the fetus and the genetic resilience of women.
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The future of female fertility: are biological constraints inevitable?

Recently, we have seen developments in experimental techniques which focus on rejuvenating female fertility, including stem cell ovarian transplantation. Given the finite nature of female fertility and its age-related decline, there is growing interest in scientific research which seeks to overcome these biological constraints and deepen our understanding of human reproduction. If this (and other) pioneering research yields further promising results in future, it might widen women’s fertility options and reproductive choice.
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