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

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

Endometriosis

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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MRC Centre for Reproductive Health Symposia
World Congress of Reproductive Biology 2014

Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd September, 2014

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research highlights

Study from the Tommy’s Centre for Maternal and Fetal Health shows that children of obese mothers face risk of early death.
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