Fertility Blog

I will attempt to address the wide variety of topics, questions and concerns of interest to patients here in this blog in time.

If you have any topics that you believe should be included, please do let me know. Jonathan.

A meeting of male fertility minds in London

Jonathan Ramsay on Wed 31 Jul

It's not often that specialists, dedicated to the field of male fertility, have the opportunity to meet for an open, transparent discussion. But this is what happened on the 9th July. Scientists, Embryologists, Endocrinologists, Surgeons and others who play a key role all took part in a meeting that is set to be the first of many for Fertility Futures. 

One Week, Two Conferences, Good News for Male Fertility

Jonathan Ramsay on Fri 28 Jun

I've recently attended two very important conferences focused on Male Fertility and I'm delighted to say that not only is there a lot of interest, but that wherever we are in the World, we're finding a lot of positive common ground.

We may have reached a tipping point

Jonathan Ramsay on Wed 1 May

It’s not quite a breakthrough, but there is now enough momentum world wide, that real progress in supporting and even treating male infertility is in sight. 

Does Obesity Impact Male Fertility?

Melanie Brown on Mon 3 Dec

Male sperm counts have fallen by 50% in the developed world since 1970 and the trend is still downwards. There are many reasons for this but it is probably not a coincidence that the descent in sperm count mirrors the ascent of obesity....

Patients, not just Sperm Vehicles

Jonathan Ramsay on Thu 8 Nov

Infertility is not just a female issue, and yet clinics around the world will focus predominantly on the female factor. But what about the man? And what are the options for him?

In the news October 2018

Jonathan Ramsay on Wed 31 Oct

Once again, I was heartened to read a number of articles in mainstream media which highlighted the importance of looking at the male factor when it comes to couple infertility. Many included recent studies into causes of sperm deterioration with environment and lifestyle being major causes. I’d also like to take my hat off to the men who voiced their (negative) experiences to help drive awareness of the male factor to others.

In the news September 2018

Jonathan Ramsay on Thu 27 Sep

September seemed to see an explosion of articles in the media about male fertility. A great thing, as the more we are open in discussing the factors that can harm sperm count and quality, the more chance we have of taking the right steps to a healthier, happier future.

Is IVF is just a numbers game?

Jonathan Ramsay on Wed 1 Aug

'IVF is just a numbers game' is one of the commonest explanations for the advice to have another cycle. But is it? What if it may also be a justification? 

In the News July 2018

Jonathan Ramsay on Mon 30 Jul

Male fertility has become increasingly interesting to the mainstream media in very recent years (only). I’m always heartened to read new studies and angles that will resonate with my patients, and with society as a whole. In this blog I’ve drawn on two articles in particular that have caught my eye.

Why and How are Antioxidants an Important Factor for Male Fertility?

Jonathan Ramsay on Wed 13 Jun

If oxidants and free radicals can harm sperm production, is it as straight-forward as it seems to just take antioxidants?! 

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