Causes & Treatment

Fertility add-ons – hype or hope?

FEATURING Guy's and St Thomas' Private Healthcare  |   10 Jul 2023


Fertility add-ons: separating fact from fiction

Are you considering fertility treatment, perhaps for the first time, and curious about the various add-on options available?

In our expert webinar session, we’re joined by Mr Tarek El-Toukhy, consultant gynaecologist and subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery at the world-famous Guy’s & St Thomas’ Assisted Conception Unit, London UK.

Together, we delved into the world of fertility add-ons, exploring the most common add-ons, the evidence supporting or refuting their benefits, and the authoritative stance taken by the HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority).

We deep-dive the add-ons you’ll see on forum chat, and examine some of the important science and evidence for and against them, plus their efficacy, controversy, and ethical considerations.

You’ll gain an understanding of HFEA’s traffic light system, which categorizes these add-ons based on their efficacy and safety, empowering you to navigate the bewildering array of choices with confidence.

Mr Tarek El-Toukhy also addresses embryo glue, intralipids, and other controversial add-ons, and you’ll get an idea of some of the controversies surrounding these treatments, weighing the potential benefits against any potential risks or lack of scientific evidence.

Lastly, hear about the approach at Guy’s & St Thomas’ hospital, and get insight into the standard offerings available at their institution, plus the comprehensive range of options they provide – based on the latest scientific knowledge and best practices in the field.

If you’re looking for more advice, or changing up your fertility treatment plan, the world-famous Assisted Conception Unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ are ready to help. Connect today for an enquiry, consult, or GP referral.

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