2013 Winter Lecture 3: Hype or hope? Complementary and ‘natural’ remedies in the treatment of couples with subfertility Event as iCalendar

06 August 2013

1 - 2pm

Venue: Maidment Theatre, 8 Alfred Street, City Campus

Speaker : Professor Cindy Farquhar, MD FRANZCOG MPH MNZM

Subfertility is defined as more than a 12-month delay in conceiving, and affects one in six couples in New Zealand. Many of the established treatments for subfertility are both expensive and not predictably reliable. As a consequence, many couples seek complementary or natural remedies. However, the evidence that these remedies will be effective is often based on poorly designed studies. The Cochrane Collaboration seeks to summarise the evidence on the effects of health care interventions. These reviews are published on the Cochrane Library. The Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group has undertaken several reviews focused on the impact of complementary and natural remedies on subfertility. This presentation will summarise the evidence for complementary and natural remedies in couples seeking fertility treatments.

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Cost: Admission is free and open to the public. No bookings required.

Contact info: For further information phone 373 7599 ext 87698