Dr Tamara Hunter on ABC 7.30 about the rise of egg freezing

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toll of egg freezing - Dr Tamara Hunter on ABC 7.30

So your fertility specialist talked to you about ICSI, to improve your chances of successful fertilisation? I will take you behind the scenes of an ICSI procedure in this article. You will learn (and see!) how a clinical embryologist injects a single sperm into an embryo, here at our Perth laboratory.

Behind the scenes of an IVF egg collection

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So your fertility specialist talked to you about ICSI, to improve your chances of successful fertilisation? I will take you behind the scenes of an ICSI procedure in this article. You will learn (and see!) how a clinical embryologist injects a single sperm into an embryo, here at our Perth laboratory.

Behind the scenes: the ICSI procedure as you have never seen it before

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ICSI Perth

So your fertility specialist talked to you about ICSI, to improve your chances of successful fertilisation? I will take you behind the scenes of an ICSI procedure in this article. You will learn (and see!) how a clinical embryologist injects a single sperm into an embryo, here at our Perth laboratory.

Everything you need to know about progesterone

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Progesterone is a steroid hormone and it is produced in our body. A lot of women wonder if they can boost their low progesterone levels by eating certain foods that positively impact their chances of getting and staying pregnant.

13 questions to ask your gynaecologist

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When seeing your gynaecologist to discuss a concern, a condition or any type of gynaecological or fertility test, many women find it useful to prepare. As much as your gynaecologist will aim for clarity and good communication…you don’t want to have one of those “I wish I had asked” moments on the way home.

How common is male infertility and what can you do about it?

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Not many people know this but one third of infertility cases are caused by male reproductive issues. Understanding male fertility challenges is a first step when you experience fertility problems as a couple and that is why, as a male infertility specialist, I have summarised the basics in this article.

Egg freezing: everything you always wanted to know

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Egg freezing – officially called oocyte cryopreservation – is getting more popular. Often women pursue a professional career first, or they haven’t found the right partner yet and want to delay starting a family.

Cervical screening test: the rules have changed

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For many years when we did pap smears, we were looking for abnormal cell changes.
The main cause of cell abnormalities in the cervix is due to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). There are about 100 different types of HPV. In December 2017 the rules changed. We now test for the presence or absence of HPV. And if the virus is present we look if it has caused any cell changes. By being able to detect HPV earlier then it leads to cell change, it means that the testing regime has been extended out to 5 yearly. So if you have no HPV present during your cervical screening test, your GP will tell you “See you in 5 years time”.

Menopause, how do I know?

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How do I know I’m in the menopause? The formal definition of menopause is 12 months of no periods and menopausal level gonadotropin on a blood test on two separate occasions. Many women only look at the first point (12 months without a period) and then start experiencing symptoms.