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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...

Coronavirus Update: June 8th 2021

Coronavirus Update: June 8th 2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) updated their advice on 16 April 2021 for women planning to conceive or already pregnant. Here are the key messages: All pregnant women should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as the rest of...

LGBTQ+ International Pride Month 2021

LGBTQ+ International Pride Month 2021

The month of June marks LGBTQ+ international pride month 2021. As one of the leading LGBTQ+ fertility clinics in the country, we feel it’s even more important to show our continued support. The General Medical Council (GMC) have published an article outlining your...

Facts about sperm you possibly didn’t know

Facts about sperm you possibly didn’t know

Facts about sperm for your parenting journey, or next pub quiz! Semen and sperm are two different terms. Males produce semen that has the sperm in it. Sperm is the male reproductive cell, yes the one we all seen funny photos with the head and long tail. Some call it...

Donor sperm options for lesbian women

Donor sperm options for lesbian women

Dr. Carole Gilling-Smith gives a talk about the different options for lesbian women wanting to use donor sperm. This is part of a larger presentation covering LGBT+ parenting options for same sex female couples, single women and trans patients. Key topics covered...

Free Fertility Nutrition Workshop

Free Fertility Nutrition Workshop

Our holistic approach to fertility here at the Agora Clinic covers many different lifestyle factors, especially fertility nutrition. Research shows that fertility nutrition, for both patients and partners, is the biggest lifestyle factor which can help boost the...

ITV News – Egg Freezing law, time for a change?

ITV News – Egg Freezing law, time for a change?

It was International Women's Day earlier this week. This ITV news article discusses the issues of egg freezing law in the UK. Currently egg freezing can only be carried out on the NHS if it's for medical reasons. Women wanting the procedure for so-called social...

My Surrogacy Journey paves the way

My Surrogacy Journey paves the way

Dr. Carole Gilling-Smith, Founder and Medical Director at The Agora Clinic, is a member of the Advisory Board for the newly launched My Surrogacy Journey service. My Surrogacy Journey brings together a wide range of experts and resources in one place. In her first...

COVID Vaccine and Fertility Treatment – Webinar

COVID Vaccine and Fertility Treatment – Webinar

Below is a recording of a one hour webinar about the COVID vaccine and Fertility treatments. Hosted by the Fertility Help Hub, Dr. Carole Gilling-Smith and Michèle Gilling-Ulph from The Agora Clinic explain the different vaccines currently available in the UK and...