Author: Alex Polyakov

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and female infertility

PID is infection of the female pelvic reproductive organs that include vagina, cervix, uterus lining and the fallopian tubes. This infection is commonly acquired via sexual contact and may have a negative impact on a woman’s fertility if not treated promptly. PID often does not have symptoms and may go unnoticed among sexually active women of reproductive age. This is why education and prevention of PID should be of primary importance. Firstly, screening for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea, routinely in women who fall into high a risk category. These factors include: Women 20 to...

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Social egg freezing – Your questions answered

Thanks to advances in reproductive medicine an increasing number of women are freezing their eggs because they are not ready to have children. In our busy, career oriented world, a woman may find herself reaching her mid-thirties, without a partner, or simply wants to start a family later in life due to career reasons. When is the best time to have it done? There are two factors to consider when determining the best time to freeze eggs: Egg quality the longer the woman waits to freeze her eggs the poorer the quality. Egg numbers as the woman gets older the...

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Assisted fertility treatment – What to expect

What is infertility? Infertility is when a couple of fertile age has not been able to conceive within 12 month of unprotected intercourse. Management of infertility Getting pregnant depends on many factors in both partners. About a third of fertility problems are due a woman, a third is due to the man, and the last third is due to problems in both partners. Treatment of infertility may vary depending on the cause and preference of the patient. However, one of the most common treatments involves Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). ART is group of procedures that involves handling women’s eggs,...

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