6 Posts

  • Everything You Need to Know About PCOS

    July 26, 2023Senior Scientific Research Associate

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common reproductive health condition estimated to affect 1 in 10 In the UK. Although it can cause fertility issues, being diagnosed with PCOS does not necessarily mean that someone will experience fertility issues—and some people may go on to conceive naturally, while others may need assistance with medication and fertility treatments. In this blog, we’ll cover exactly what PCOS is, its causes and…

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  • Just been diagnosed with PCOS? Here’s What You Can Do to Manage PCOS Symptoms

    July 26, 2023Research and Development Scientist

    If you have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and are feeling a bit clueless or overwhelmed, we’re here to help.  PCOS is an extremely common reproductive health condition that affects up to 1 in 10 people assigned-female-at-birth. It can affect how the ovaries work and can cause an array of different symptoms, which can range in severity from person to person.  The good news is, even if you…

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  • Why should reproductive health be a part of your mental health benefits?

    May 20, 2022Senior Scientific Research Associate

    COVID-19 and the shift to remote working has catalysed the demand for mental health benefits – it is now a “must have” for employers in 2021. In fact, in a recent survey, 91% of respondents stated that a company’s culture should support mental health. It is no coincidence that mental well-being is included in how reproductive health is defined by the World Health Organisation, stating that “Reproductive health is a…

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  • Metformin and PCOS: A treatment right for you?

    September 21, 2021Hertility

    Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects around 1 in 10 people with ovaries (1). Despite being named as an “ovarian” syndrome, PCOS  has both reproductive and metabolic characteristics. Your metabolism describes the chemical processes that take place to keep you alive and your organs functioning normally, such as breathing, repairing cells and digesting food. Many PCOS sufferers are prescribed a drug called metformin to help treat symptoms of the condition. Metformin…

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  • Understanding the Causes of Infertility

    August 3, 2021Research and Development Scientist

    Despite what we may have been led to believe by our teachers and society, getting pregnant is often not as easy as we may think. For many, the journey to parenthood can be a  challenging process, both physically and emotionally. As many as 1 in 7 heterosexual couples experience infertility in the UK, yet the causes are sometimes preventative, or treatable. We’re here to help you understand the different causes…

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  • PCOS & a Dermoid Cyst To Top It All Off

    August 30, 2020Hertility

    Erratic periods I’ve always had a feeling something wasn’t quite right with my hormones. Nothing major… but something a little skew-whiff. Since I was a teenager I’ve had erratic periods. They’re on the light side, making me one of the lucky ones, but sometimes they won’t come for months. Once, just after my final exams at university, my period didn’t come for about 9 months. I’ve always been a normal…

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