Miss Sara J. Matthews

Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine

Miss Sara J. Matthews

We provide expert personalised medical care for women with general gynaecological problems, and for those in need of contraception, gynaecological surgery, and management of menopausal issues. We specialise in fertility management, from checking a single woman's fertile potential ( and protecting that through egg freezing as appropriate), to the investigation and management of couples ( same sex and heterosexual) who wish to conceive. 

Focus on: Ovarian screening

Ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer is the 5th commonest cancer in females in the UK, with 19 women a day receiving the diagnosis. The incidence in young women has increased by 56% in the past 40 years, but luckily the 5 year survival for the disease has doubled over that time to 43%. This survival rate rises to 90% when the disease is picked up early.
We offer a routine screening service for ovarian cancer as part of our annual gynaecological check up. This comprises a scan and some blood tests for markers of the disease. BRCA testing is available for patients with a family history of breast or ovary cancer.

British Fertility Society

Freeze sperm at 18, bioethicist urges men

Writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Dr Kevin Smith from Abertay University has argued that sperm banking should be offered for free to all young men in an effort to reduce the risks associated with delayed fatherhood. BFS Chairman Prof Adam Balen has responded to the story; the statement can be viewed here.

BBC News

Sunshine boosts fertility by a third, study finds

A study presented at ESHRE investigated the IVF results of 6,000 women over a six year period and analysed them alongside the weather conditions in the month before women started treatment. During the least sunny periods, live birth rates were 14 per cent, but this figure rose to 19 per cent when the weather improved.

The Independent