AUGUST 2020 Newsletter • ISSUE 05 • VOLUME 1


  • COVID-19 Vaccination Advice
  • Expert Opinion: Hormones & Fertility
  • LGBT Treatment Advice Infographics
  • Expert Q&A: Dr. Simon Pickstone-
    Taylor Regarding Transgender
    Awareness & Fertility

With our regular newsletter for HART Fertility Clinic, we hope to inspire, educate and support our past, current, and future patients. Especially now in these times of uncertainty, we want you to know that
we are here for you every step of the way. We are passionate about what we do and work hard to highlight infertility issues as well as create a safe-place where we offer support and care whenever you need it.




Finding out you are pregnant is a wonderful gift and moment in time, however, with the continuous anxiety surrounding us all with COVID-19 and vaccination decisions, we would like to share with you, valuable advice regarding the vaccine for pregnant and breastfeeding women; from The College of Medicine South Africa (CMSA) as well as the South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (SASOG). Read full article below.

Expert Opinion


Dr. Mark Faesen recently wrote a very interesting article regarding hormones and their effect on fertility.

An imbalance in the levels of certain critical hormones will therefore disturb the normal sequence of events in the menstrual cycle, which then results in either delayed development of eggs on the ovaries, or no development at all (female), or reduced sperm production (male).

Hormonal imbalances are the leading cause of infertility in women. Read full article below.




In June we proudly celebrated Gay Pride Month. We welcome everyone in the LGBT community, anyone at all, all walks of life, any sexual orientation.

We will never discriminate and are committed to walking right by your side on the journey of starting your own family.

View our infographics

below detailing all you need to know about LGBT treatment options.


Expert Q&A:


Dr. Simon Pickstone-Taylor has a special interest in Gender Diversity, particularly in young people. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the psychiatry department at UCT, and gives training on gender and sexuality to trainees and staff. He is a member of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health and founder member of PATHSA.

Dr. Pickstone-Taylor spoke to us about Transgender Awareness and Fertility. Be sure to watch this fascinating Q&A below.