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Dr Joanne Pottow, reproductive medicine specialist

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Dr Joanne Pottow is a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician and qualified through the University of the Witwatersrand, Gauteng, South Africa. She is a fellow of the College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and has a special interest in infertility and reproductive medicine. She achieved her M. Med through the University of the Witwatersrand with a study on second-hand smoke exposure rates in Soweto’s pregnant women and was elected to present this research at the Wits Research Day.
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Abnormal Pap smear: What does it mean?

A Pap smear is a screening procedure for cervical cancer that was named after the man who pioneered this test in 1928, George Papanicolaou. This...
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Everything you need to know about freezing your eggs

There are many medical advances available to women today in order to preserve their reproductive health. Egg freezing, otherwise known as oocyte cryopreservation, is...
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7 dietary & lifestyle factors that affect fertility

A healthy body and mind are key components to successful conception, but what is the definition of healthy and well? We explore both the...