Professor Adam Balen is one of the world’s foremost thinkers on reproductive medicine. This is a website for clinicians, patients and other people who are interested in this pioneering field of medicine.


Sometimes we prefer to use the phrase ‘sub-fertility’, which better describes the situation for most couples that do not have an absolute barrier to conception…

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IVF and assisted conception techniques involve bypassing obstructions to fertilisation or boosting the likelihood of reproduction.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disturbance that affects women and can be a debilitating condition for those concerned.

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Paediatric Gynaecology

Those issues relating to sexual function and sexual identity, endocrinology and fertility in young women need to be addressed with particular sensitivity.

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