Press Room (Obs & Gynae)

IVF success rates, safety improving

The chances of having a baby following IVF treatment are steadily improving, according to a new UNSW report. The Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New Zealand 2014 report, by UNSW’s...
2 September 2016


Young people with cancer should have affordable options to preserve their fertility

OPINION: Due to significant advances in diagnosis and treatment, many Australians with cancer can expect to survive and lead a normal life. For those of reproductive age this includes...
26 August 2016


OPINION: Emerging infertility treatment could be a less invasive and cheaper alternative to IVF

OPINION: In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) has helped infertile couples start families for more than 35 years. But while the technology has evolved, it remains an expensive, invasive process that can have significant side-effects...
24 August 2016


World leading ovarian cancer researcher joins UNSW Medicine

Professor Ramus’ research focuses on two major areas of ovarian cancer: identifying women at risk and profiling changes in tumours in the hope of developing targeted treatments for women already diagnosed. With reference to her work on identifying risk, Professor Ramus’ work concentrates on genetics...

23 May, 2016.


Urinary incontinence can be a problem for women of all ages, but there is a cure

OPINION: Urinary incontinence is urine leakage from a loss of bladder control that mainly affects women after childbirth. But it can happen to anyone. Around 37% of Australian women...
15 February, 2016.


Vulvar cancer rates surge in Australian women under 60

Over the past thirty years, vulvar cancer rates have increased by 84 per cent in women under 60 years of age, new research shows...
22 January, 2016.


Mothers, babies and the important work of the NPESU

The way we are having babies in Australia is changing. Since 1979, when the National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit (NPESU) was established, women have been having their babies later in life, and having fewer of them...
30 September, 2015.


New study puts paid to 'eating for two'

A UNSW study has found expectant mothers conserve additional energy and extract more calories from food, without needing to consume significantly more, challenging the adage of needing to 'eat for two’ during pregnancy...
25 September, 2015.


World-first fallopian tube biobank provides new insights into failed pregnancies

A world-first biobank of human fallopian tube samples established by the Royal Hospital for Women and UNSW will give new insights into ectopic and failed pregnancies...
2 September, 2015.


UNSW experts appointed to NHMRC committees

Professor William (Bill) Ledger, head of obstetrics and gynaecology at UNSW’s School of Women's & Children's Health, has been appointed to the NHMRC Embryo Research Licensing Committee...
25 August, 2015.


Surging house prices and demographic change: why fertility is threatened

Surging house prices combined with radical social and demographic change are posing a serious threat to the fertility of Generation Y, demographer and social researcher Mark McCrindle...
3 June, 2015.


Do too many couples expect IVF to solve their fertility problems?

OPINION: All too frequently I am faced with breaking bad news to disappointed couples in their early forties who expected IVF to solve their fertility problems. The sad truth is...
28 May, 2015.


New screening technique could pick up twice as many women with ovarian cancer

A new approach to ovarian cancer detection developed by UNSW Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs could lead to widespread screening for the disease that kills about two in three sufferers in Australia.
5 May, 2015


New online registry will help cancer patients preserve their fertility

In a world-first, the Randwick Hospitals Campus and UNSW Australia have launched an online registry that will capture a cancer patient’s journey from diagnosis through to survivorship, and which can be used to help them plan for a family.
13 January, 2015


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