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Egg donation and the advantage of egg freezing – Prof Siebert explains

Martelize Brink from RSG interviewed Prof Igno Siebert, Aevitas Fertility Specialist on the topic of egg (ova) donation. Listen to the interview in Afrikaans (Titled: “Ovumskenking, Maandag 14 Oktober 2019“), alternatively a summary follows below. When is it necessary to make use of donor eggs? As women get older, there is a decrease in genetic […]

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Expert Fertility Forum 2019

Aevitas Fertility Specialist, Dr Gerhard Hanekom and Aevitas Laboratory Director, Greg Tinney-Crook represented Aevitas at the 35th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), Vienna Austria, 23 – 26 June 2019. Upon return from ESHRE 2019, the Fertility Expert Forum was held in Johannesburg, September 2019. The Fertility Expert Forum […]

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Cervical Cancer Awareness

September is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in South Africa. Cervical cancer screening aims to detect unsuspected cancer risk in women. Aevitas would like to encourage women to have their cervical screening performed during the month of September! What causes cervical cancer? Most cervical cancers are caused by HPV (Human papillomavirus). HPV is a viral infection […]

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Egg Freezing Promotion

Aevitas Fertility Clinic’s Egg Freezing Promotion will continue until 31 March 2020! Originally launched in celebration of Women’s Month, Aevitas has decided to extend this fabulous promotion. Why this fabulous egg freezing promotion? At Aevitas we understand that freezing your eggs might feel like a daunting process. By going through this with a friend or […]

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From one prospective egg freezer to another

I woke up… I’m in my thirties. Am I where I am supposed to be in life? Whose timeline,  rules and concepts of success am I measuring this by? Perhaps you are in this very same position? You are in your thirties, wondering when you will be settled in a relationship, work, finances, location, or […]

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Insight on Endometriosis – by Dr Gerhard Hanekom and Prof Igno Siebert

March is endometriosis awareness month. Marie Hudson from RSG spoke to Aevitas’ Fertility- and Endometriosis Specialists, Dr Gerhard Hanekom and Prof Igno Siebert. Having pelvic pain associated with menstruation can be a symptom of endometriosis. To learn more about endometriosis and available treatment options, listen to the interview in Afrikaans, by downloading the podcast ‘Gesondheid 27 Maart […]

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Fertility preservation in cancer patients

Prof Igno Siebert, Aevitas’ fertility specialist spoke to Mari Hudson from RSG, about fertility preservation in cancer patients. To listen to the full interview in Afrikaans follow the link: http://www.rsg.co.za/Program-Vorige/297/Gesondheid and download the podcast ‘Gesondheid 20 Februarie 2019’. Alternatively, a summary of the interview follows below. If a young adult is diagnosed with cancer, what […]

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Increased testosterone levels in females

The topic of increased testosterone levels in women has caught the limelight with the IAAF Caster Semeya-case. In light of this, Mari Hudson of RSG, interviewed Prof Kruger (Aevitas Fertility Specialist) and Dr Thinus van der Merwe (Lab Director of the South African Doping Control Laboratory) to look at three key topics: Conditions presenting with […]

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Endometriomas and fertility – latest research by Dr Hanekom

What are endometriomas? Endometriosis is a disease of the female reproductive system that is characterised by the lining of the uterus (the endometrium), which grows elsewhere (learn more about endometriosis, -symptoms and -diagnosis). There are four stages of endometriosis. During stage three and four endometriosis, a type of cyst can form on the ovaries, these […]

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Fertility preservation for cancer patients – Prof Siebert explains

Prof Igno Siebert, Aevitas fertility specialist, recently presented as speaker on fertility preservation for cancer patients at SASMO Congress 2018. SASMO 2018 took place during the month of November 2018, in Durban.  SASMO is a national, interdisciplinary initiative and inter-professional network of medical specialists and scientists, aiming to explore care of patients during and after cancer […]

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