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2021 news

The latest news from the Centre for Reproductive Health.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

Latest updates on guidance from The University of Edinburgh.

Dr Sarah Stock speaks to the BBC about pregnant women receiving the Covid-19 vaccine

CRH’s Dr Sarah Stock was asked by the BBC to give her expert opinion on pregnant women being vaccinated against Covid-19.

15th World Congress on Endometriosis (WCE2023)

Professor Horne speaks of delight at WCE2023 being held in Edinburgh

Scotsman opinion piece

Professor Hilary Critchley has written an excellent opinion piece for The Scotsman (08.06.21) which focuses on heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) and her groundbreaking menstrual health research at MRC CRH.

Covid-19 vaccine study for pregnant women launches

The first Covid-19 vaccine study for women who are pregnant has been launched across the UK – with Edinburgh playing a key role in the research.

​​​​​​​CRH’s Dr Sarah Stock gives expert commentary on the Covid-19 vaccine in pregnancy

​​​​​​​The Herald was looking for a maternal and fetal health expert to speak about pregnant women receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.

The Countess of Wessex addresses ‘hidden’ women’s health issues as she accepts charity Royal Patron role

The Countess of Wessex discusses menopause, periods and pregnancy care in conversation celebrating her appointment as Patron of Wellbeing of Women

Online event with Professor Duncan - PCOS

The CRH’s Professor Duncan was the expert speaker in an online webinar on 19.05, organised by The Lowdown.

MRC CRH projects included in 2021 PhD programme

​​​​​​​The 2021 PhD with Integrated Studies in Medical Sciences with Engagement programme will be commencing later this summer and it has been announced that there will be two projects taking place in CRH.

Review article from the Pollard lab is selected for Immunity cover feature

​​​​​​​The current issue of Immunity (Volume 54, Issue 5) features an impressive review article by CRH’s Professor Jeff Pollard and Dr Esra Guc.

MRC CRH reveals first animation

The MRC Centre for Reproductive Health is delighted to share its first scientific animation, which focuses on the chronic reproductive health condition endometriosis.

The CRH’s Dr Michael Rimmer co-launches male fertility initiative

A new global initiative has been set up to develop a core outcome set for future male fertility trials.

Endometriosis treatment boosted by EU project

A major international research project that aims to improve the treatment and quality of life of patients with endometriosis.

Obesity is linked to heavy periods and impaired womb repair

Obesity is linked to heavier periods and may be caused by delayed repair of the womb lining

CRH staff shortlisted in the CMVM staff recognition awards

Many congratulations to the CRH staff members who have been shortlisted in the new CMVM recognition awards.

Male contraceptive trial attracts media attention

CRH’s Professor Richard Anderson and Dr John Reynolds-Wright have been speaking to print and broadcast media about the future creation of a male contraceptive pill.

Ending Endometriosis month on a high

To mark the end of endometriosis awareness month, Professor Andrew Horne featured in a new episode of ‘The Fertility Podcast’.

Andrew Horne becomes a RSE Fellow

The CRH wishes Professor Horne many congratulations as he is named a 2021 RSE fellow.

Professor Mitchell’s comments regarding a possible link between pollution and cryptorchidism

A study, published in Human Reproduction, looked at cryptorchidism in France and the local geographical environment.

‘Covid-19 in Pregnancy’ Research Insights event

The CRH’s Dr Sarah Stock (Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Maternal and Fetal Health) and Dr Rachael Wood (Consultant in Public Health Medicine for Public Health Scotland) formed the expert panel in the popular ‘Covid-19 in Pregnancy’ Research Insights event, which took place on 10.03.21.

Professor Horne’s quest to raise awareness of endometriosis

The CRH’s Professor Andrew Horne is focused on raising awareness of the condition endometriosis, which one in 10 women suffer from, and is using Endometriosis Awareness Month as a hook to increase public understanding.

International Women’s Day

On 8 March 2021, International Women’s Day was celebrated throughout the world.

CRH expands Associate members

CRH is delighted to have welcomed a number of new Associates over recent months.

Educational resources developed for the HOPE website are shared in West Lothian

West Lothian Council is actively raising awareness of endometriosis and promoting new educational resources.

The CRH fly the flag at Fertility 2021

Fertility 2021 – the joint conference of the Association of Reproductive & Clinical Scientists, British Fertility Society and the Society for Reproduction & Fertility – is the largest UK educational forum focusing on fertility and reproductive medicine.

Dr Maybin contributes to gender health article

The CRH’s Dr Jackie Maybin contributed to this article on the gender health gap and how best to tackle it, which has appeared in The Flock.

New associate member at the CRH

We wish a warm welcome to new associate member Dr Douglas Gibson.