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  • BMI: The Problem with Simplifying Health

    Seemingly, BMI is one of the simplest and most accessible ways to quickly calculate an individual’s health. It is commonly used in fertility, to calculate if an individual could benefit from losing weight, which in turn can help increase fertility. However, many call into question the accuracy of this measurement, here’s why. What is BMI […]

    BMI: The Problem with Simplifying Health
  • At Home Insemination: Challenging Fertility Clinics

    ICI is the 1940s fertility treatment making a comeback in 2022 and changing the face of the fertility industry. Fertility treatments are becoming increasingly expensive and inaccessible for many. NHS-funded treatment in England is dictated by a postcode lottery and cuts to funding (together with inconsistent rules about access) mean that only 32% of the […]

    At Home Insemination: Challenging Fertility Clinics
  • Masculinity, Virility and Infertility

    The unspoken toll of the toxic masculinity on men. A quick Google search or skim through your Instagram feed would probably leave you with the sense that infertility is a female health issue, experienced by – and talked about by – women. Masculinity and infertility appear as polar opposites, or at least that is what […]

    Masculinity, Virility and Infertility
  • Tick, Tick, Tock, Goes the Biological Clock

    (or so they say) The so-called biological clock has been referenced in almost every soap opera and sitcom since the 70s. The concept of a biological clock is based on the idea that we all have a ticking clock – or for some a ticking time bomb – inside of us, that we become increasingly […]

    Tick, Tick, Tock, Goes the Biological Clock
  • Secondary Infertility: The Struggle for a Second Child

    We all know the drill. You say, “Let’s have a baby!” and BOOM, one baby, right on schedule. Okay, so maybe we don’t all know this drill – in fact most of us don’t. But for those who do, you might also know the feeling of, “Oh wouldn’t it be nice to give [child number […]

    Secondary Infertility: The Struggle for a Second Child
  • Single Parents

    Is it Time to Drop the ‘Single’ in Single Mum? Regardless of their relationship status, parents are parents and they deserve to be respected for it, not shamed. “Single mum” has traditionally connoted poverty and lack of support. But the term is laden with judgmental baggage that doesn’t do single mums, single dads, or single […]

    Single Parents
  • The Rise of Affordable Fertility Treatments

    Béa Fertility has a plan to launch the first at-home fertility clinic, making insemination treatment affordable, accessible and bring up the potential success rates. Fertility clinics and treatments are infamously tough to access. While one in seven couples in the UK faces infertility challenges, it is estimated that less than five per cent of these […]

    The Rise of Affordable Fertility Treatments
  • New Fertility Treatment Incoming

    Midwife, Chloë Mullholland, reviews the Béa Treatment Kit. Good news! Béa Fertility are bringing non-invasive, at-home intracervical insemination fertility treatments into UK homes, making it easier to access effective treatment. In the UK, infertility affects 1 in 7 heterosexual couples, yet the treatment options available are extremely limited. NHS-funded treatments are something of a postcode […]

    New Fertility Treatment Incoming
  • The Fertility Industry: The Growing Business of Baby-Making

    New companies are ready to make assisted conception affordable, but they face challenges both practical and ethical. The business of baby-making is growing. New healthcare start-ups are receiving funding to develop and market affordable fertility treatments to help people trying to get pregnant at home. Those in the fertility industry say that this sector – usually […]

    The Fertility Industry: The Growing Business of Baby-Making
  • Sex-Ed and the Seven Myths

    Many of us remember our sex-ed classes in school, being asked to put a condom on a banana (or something of a similar shape) and being warned about teenage pregnancy. While some were lucky, and experienced a fairly neutral and informative class, others found the experience quite harrowing. Today, let’s look at the seven myths […]

    Sex-Ed and the Seven Myths