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Warning over false claims for "designer vagina" surgery

Professor Sarah Creighton (Consultant Gynaecologist, UCLH/IfWH Reproductive Health) has warned that girls and young women are being lured into having damaging “designer vagina” surgery by advertising which falsely claims it will improve their sex lives. .... read the article in the London Evening Standard (7 Jan 2015).   More...

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Fertility 2015

Fertility 2015 was held in Birmingham on 7-9 January.  This is a joint meeting between the British Fertility Society, Association of Clinical Embryologist and the Society for Reproduction and Fertility.  Joyce Harper is a member of the British Fertility Society Executive and chaired a session at the meeting.  Many of our alumni presented oral and poster presentations.  Dagan Wells (PhD student) gave three talks on PGD by karyomapping and PGS, Elpida Fragouli (MSc and PhD student) gave a talk on mitochondrial DNA in predicting implantation potential, Amy Barrie (MSc student) talked on time lapse algorithms and Natalie Getreu talked on freezing ovarian tissue.  Posters were presented by Dagan on mass spectrometry of blastocoels, Elpida on cytogenetic analysis of blastocysts, Amy on EmbryoGlue, Anastasia Mania (MSc student) on estrogen levels and the outcome of FET cycles, Lucy Papaioannou (MSc student) on an algorithm for time lapse. More...

Lunch Hour Lecture - Anna David

The failure of a baby to grow normally in the womb is a common pregnancy complication.  Read more More...

UCLH Early Fetal Echocardiography Course

Early Fetal Echocardiography is a course about the future of ultrasound and fetal medicine.
We would like to demonstrate that the future is already here, and that everybody can learn how to detect congenital heart defects at the time of the 11-13 weeks scan.

16 reasons why you must attend the Early Fetal Echocardiography course: More...

Maternal deaths rates falling

Professor Peter Brocklehurst (Director, UCL EGA Institute for Women’s Health) is a co-author of the Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care national report. More...

GLOW 2015

GLOW 2015 will take place in London on Wednesday March 4th 2015 at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. It will be jointly hosted by the MARCH Centre of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Institute for Women's Health at UCL.
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Joyce Harper BBC radio interview

Joyce Harper (Reproductive Health, UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health) was interviewed on the PM Show on Radio 4 on 2 December to talk about about genetic screening testing. She has registered to have her DNA tested, which will show her risk of having mutations in 43 genes, the risk of 11 diseases including breast cancer and Alzheimer's, 38 traits, and 12 drug responses.  She will also learn about her ancestry. The interview can be heard 50 minutes into the show: More...

Scientists identify potential cause for 40% of pre-term births

Scientists from UCL and Queen Mary University of London have identified what they believe could be a cause of pre-term premature rupture of the fetal membrane (PPROM) which accounts for 40 per cent of pre-term births, the main reason for infant death world-wide Read more
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Education domain showcase invitation

The SLMS Education Board are pleased to invite you to our first education Showcase for all staff involved in education, at any level. More...

“most important breast cancer findings in 2014”:

Two papers from IfWH Women's Cancer made it into the “most important breast cancer findings in 2014”: More...

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