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Video – Reproductive Immunology: What Is It?

Video – Reproductive Immunology: What Is It?

Reproductive immunology involves studying the action of the immune system in pregnancy. It is the theory that in some women, the foetus is rejected because of the activity of the body’s immune cells.

It is thought that the cells which are designed to stop the body developing cancer can over-populate the womb, or exist at excessively high levels in the blood. There is then a risk of these cells attacking the embryo, or compromising the endocrine system which generates a woman’s essential pregnancy hormones.

The Fertility and Gynaecology Academy, one of London’s top IVF centres, specialises in complex cases and reproductive immunology. We spoke with their renowned co-founder, Dr Gorgy, to find out more.

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