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Content Tagged: Female fertility

London city workers offered low cost fertility testing

A new fertility clinic in London, England, is trying a unique marketing strategy – they are offering city workers the opportunity to have their fertility testing during their lunch break – at a significantly reduced cost compared to other fertility clinics. For £200 the clinic is offering to test women’s fertility using 3D ultrasound and […]

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Study finds prenatal exposure to SSRI anti-depressants linked to autism

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, a form of anti-depressants commonly known as SSRIs, have generally been considered safe for women during pregnancy. However the results of a recent study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry raise some concerns about SSRI use during pregnancy possibly being linked with childhood autism. The study was conducted in the […]

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I’m 24 years old and definitely want to have children, but not likely before I’m in my 30’s. I’m wondering what the safest form of birth control is, to prevent me from getting pregnant now, without impacting my fertility when I’m ready to have children? I’m also wondering if they’ve invented a safe and reliable form of birth control for men?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia.  I am glad you are thinking ahead. There are several forms of birth control that are safe and reliable for women.  The birth control pill, Depo-Provera, and intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs) are the three most commonly used, reversible […]

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Pregnant women over 40 three times more likely to need c-section

An increasing number of women are having children in their late 30s and well into their 40s. However, older maternal age is linked with greater risks to mother and baby. A recent study conducted in Norway highlights the risks specific to labour complications. Published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the study […]

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