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Friday, 29 October 2010

Young women advised to freeze ovarian tissue for the future

This week there has been alot in the news about calls from a fertility expert to encourage young women in their late teens and early 20's to freeze ovarian tissue - as an insurance policy for the future. The idea is that this tissue could be grafted onto the woman's overies in the future Below is a link to a BBC article about this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11642548

But as others in the article point out, it is too soon to know if the technology is reliable enough to work in the future. I tend to agree with this thought from Susan Seenan:

"But Susan Seenan of Infertility Network UK told BBC News there was no guarantee that any of the currently used methods, including IVF, would ensure a woman could conceive.

"People should be very careful not to rely on this as a guarantee of success in the future, because you can't actually ensure your fertility.

"There could be other fertility issues, such as blocked tubes or an infertile partner.

"People need to know that it is not a guarantee."

Sunday, 10 October 2010

When is the right time to be a Dad

This article appeared in the Guardian Weekend this Saturday.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/oct/09/right-time-to-have-a-baby

Five fathers from ages 20's to 60's are interviewed about their decision to become a father and one from a man who still hasn't decided.

Interesting as usually the focus is on women and how/if they made the decision.