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Surrogacy for the Trans Community (Podcast)

Surrogacy for the Trans Community (Podcast)

In this podcast Dr. Carole Gilling-Smith joins Michael Johnson-Ellis, Freddy McConnell, and Andrew Spearman to talk about surrogacy for the trans community. Freddy McConnell is a trans-activists, parent, journalist and a filmmaker. His film Seahorse (2019) was a...

Changing the narrative on Modern Parenting

Changing the narrative on Modern Parenting

Every modern parenting journey is different, every human being is unique. Recognising and acknowledging  this is of fundamental importance to me as a fertility specialist. That’s because I am passionate about celebrating Inclusivity and diversity and particularly so...

Meet Baby Marley

Meet Baby Marley

Kelly and Rebecca introduce their daughter Marley and share their IVF journey, discussing donor sperm and egg sharing. Their journey had some ups and downs, but with a positive attitude, and support from the Agora Team, Baby Marley was born a year ago. From an open...

A day in the life of a Clinical Embryologist

A day in the life of a Clinical Embryologist

A Clinical Embryologist is a highly qualified scientist with postgraduate studies and extensive training in the field of IVF. Being a Clinical Embryologist is one of the most wonderful and rewarding jobs. Not many people can come home in the evening knowing that they...

Social Egg Freezing – What are my options?

Social Egg Freezing – What are my options?

Sarah Gorrell from BBC Local Radio discusses social egg freezing with Dr. Carole Gilling-Smith, and Gemma - a patient at the Agora Clinic. Campaigners are calling for changes to the laws which control the amount of time that women's eggs can be stored before being...

You can’t get pregnant when menstruating

You can’t get pregnant when menstruating

The popular myth that you can’t get pregnant when menstruating is as old as the hills.  While it is true that you are unlikely to get pregnant while you have your period, it is not impossible to conceive at this stage of your monthly cycle.  It is true that you are at...

Donor Insemination or IVF: How to choose?

Donor Insemination or IVF: How to choose?

A very common question single women, and women in a same sex relationship, ask is: "should I opt for donor Insemination or IVF?" In the video below, Dr. Carole Gilling-Smith and George Koustas, from the Agora Clinic in Sussex, go through the key differences between...

Agora Clinic’s Excellent IVF Pregnancy Rates

Agora Clinic’s Excellent IVF Pregnancy Rates

Once again, the Agora Clinic delivers some of the highest IVF pregnancy rates in the UK. The latest live birth and clinical pregnancy rates published by the HFEA in February 2021, confirm yet another excellent set of results for the Agora Clinic. Our 2018 live birth...

Lisa’s story – a single LGBTQ person’s fertility journey

Lisa’s story – a single LGBTQ person’s fertility journey

Meet Lisa - a single LGBTQ person, who is sharing their fertility journey at the Agora Clinic. This is a lovely story of one person’s journey to solo parenthood in the midst of a global pandemic. In this beautifully open and honest video, Lisa talks us through some of...