One of the exciting things about working in the fertility area is that scientists are constantly pushing the boundaries of our knowledge.
We have discovered so much about fertility with huge breakthroughs in IVF and fertility preservation, but in essence we still don’t understand many basic elements.
However, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have, after 14 years of work, made an amazing breakthrough in determining how an egg is actually fertilised.
Researchers have found that a protein within the head of the sperm forms spiky filaments, and they think that these tiny filaments may join the sperm and its target egg. You can read all about the fascinating research here.
However day-to-day, we are working with women and men, who know nothing about their own fertility and how it works. Luckily there are straightforward tests that can now be carried out, which will tell you how fertile you are and highlight any issues.
We are great proponents of both men and women discovering their fertility and tracking it on an annual basis, so should they want to start a family at some point in the future, they know that all is well. On the other hand if there are any issues, they can be investigated – infertility and subfertility are often associated with other underlying health issues or lifestyle problems.
We are at the forefront of fertility testing and new techniques are becoming available all the time – register on this website at the bottom of the home page to go on our mailing list, to be the first to hear about new announcements or, you can call us to discuss any aspect of your fertility on 0203 816 0395