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The Fertility Podcast

The Fertility Podcast is released every Monday, sharing expert interviews with leading fertility experts around the world as well as men and women sharing their own struggles on their journey to become parents. If you have a story to share or an expert with an interesting take on the developments within the fertility industry email

Sep 28, 2020

In the 3rd episode of our Early Years Series we chat with an old friend and colleague of Kate’s Dr. Manoj Malu who is a Consultant in Sexual Health and Clinical Director of Clarewell Clinics based in Birmingham and Leicester.

When did you last consider your sexual health? Was it something that you thought more about in your 20’s but since settling down it’s not even been a passing thought? Today’s episode might just get you thinking again…….

With Dr. Malu we chat about the general awareness of STI’s and how these infections can impact your fertility. He tells us the less common infections such as Syphilis are on the rise and explain what really is bacterial vaginosis. Dr. Malu discusses how pelvic inflammatory disease can have a devastating impact on your fertility and raises the issue of a little-known infection called mycoplasma genitalium. This infection is very common, as common as chlamydia, but it not routinely tested for in the majority of clinics!

On the podcast, we frequently talk about how there needs to be more joined-up working among fertility doctors and urologists/andrologists, etc and Dr. Malu adds to this further discussing the importance of adding comprehensive STI investigations and examination to the mix.

Tune in next week to hear more from Dr. Malu when he talks about what on earth is a hydrosalpinx, erectile dysfunction, and the amazing advances in HIV treatment. In the meantime, you can take a look here for more information on the different STI’s we’ve chatted about, including mycoplasma genitalium.

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