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...
IVF and assisted conception techniques involve bypassing obstructions to fertilisation or boosting the likelihood of reproduction.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disturbance that affects women and can be a debilitating condition for those concerned.
Those issues relating to sexual function and sexual identity, endocrinology and fertility in young women need to be addressed with particular sensitivity.