Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome often suffer infertility and are more likely to become diabetic.

Sperm counts

Sperm counts and testosterone levels serve as barometers of men’s health — low levels are associated with reduced lifespan.

Problems getting pregnant

1 in 6 couples experience problems getting pregnant.

Obesity in men

In men, obesity is associated with reduced testosterone as well as increased risk of heart disease and type II diabetes.


Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy such as preeclampsia are the leading cause of maternal illness and death.


Endometriosis affects ~10% of women of reproductive age and is associated with chronic pain and infertility.

Born prematurely

1 in 12 babies are born prematurely — rates have increased by 36% in last 30 years.

Professor Jeffrey Pollard

Professor Jeffrey Pollard
is the Director of The MRC Centre for Reproductive Health.
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Autumn/Winter series
Thursday 3 September 2015
1.30-2.30pm – Please note alternative day and time
DC-SCRIPT in Immunity and Cancer: Dual faces of a single factor
Prof. Gosse Adema,
Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen
Host: Dr. Luca Cassetta

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