I’m Natalie, your host of The Fertility Podcast. It launched in 2014, once I was pregnant with my first child after having fertility treatment. If you’ve found your route to parenthood hasn't been straight forward, this podcast is for you. From IVF and ICSI to secondary infertility, surrogacy, or adoption hear stories from others who have been through something similar to you. You might be involuntary childless. Whatever you situation, know you are NOT ALONE. I speak to leading fertility experts at clinics all over the world,wellbeing coaches and nutritionists and companies helping to fund your treatment as well as support networks such as Fertility Network UK and Fertility. It's all here - just delve in x
The Early Years: Why Isn't There More Research on Male Infertility
Looking into the missing science of Men's reproductive health
The Early Years: How to Preserve Your Fertility Before Your Transition
Where to seek advice and support in your family building plans
The Early Years: How to Find Information You Can Trust
This week we welcome a friend of the podcast - Matt Prior Fertility Consultant Gynaecologist -Reproductive medicine at Newcastle Fertility Centre.
The Early Years - Testing for STI's Part 2
Making sure you get everything you need tested
The Early Years - Testing for STI's Part 1
In the 3rd episode of our Early Years Series we chat with an old friend and colleague of Kate’s Dr. Manoj Malu who is a Consultant in Sexual Health and Clinical Director of Clarewell Clinics based in Birmingham and Leicester.
When did you last consider your sexual health? Was it something that you thought more about in your 20’s but since settling down it’s not even been a passing thought? Today’s episode might just get you thinking again…….
With Dr. Malu we chat about the general awareness of STI’s and how these infections can impact your fertility. He tells us the less common infections such as Syphilis are on the rise and explain what really is bacterial vaginosis. Dr. Malu discusses how pelvic inflammatory disease can have a devastating impact on your fertility and raises the issue of a little-known infection called mycoplasma genitalium. This infection is very common, as common as chlamydia, but it not routinely tested for in the majority of clinics!
On the podcast, we frequently talk about how there needs to be more joined-up working among fertility doctors and urologists/andrologists, etc and Dr. Malu adds to this further discussing the importance of adding comprehensive STI investigations and examination to the mix.
Tune in next week to hear more from Dr. Malu when he talks about what on earth is a hydrosalpinx, erectile dysfunction, and the amazing advances in HIV treatment. In the meantime, you can take a look here for more information on the different STI’s we’ve chatted about, including mycoplasma genitalium.
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The Early Years - Why we all need period power
How to empower young women to celebrate their period
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