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Current Research At Leicester


Research within the field of Fertility is vital to improving positive outcomes for patients. 

At Leicester we are proud to be involved in research and often have one or more studies and/or projects running at the clinic.

These research studies/ projects offer patients the chance to participate in research either before, during or after treatment. 

You will always be asked if you'd like to participate in research before being recruited onto a project/ study.

Deciding whether or not to be part of any research is often a very complex and personal choice. We are here to support you through the decision making process with counselling and direct access to the researchers conducting that particular study /project. The high standard of care you receive from us will not be affected should you wish not to participate.

Current projects

LOCI Study  

Letrozole or Clomifene, with or without metformin, for ovulation induction in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a 2x2 factorial design randomised trial

Who is it for?


  • Women diagnosed with PCOS (according to Rotterdam criteria) and evidence of anovulation (anovulation is defined as irregular cycles lasting <21 or more than 35 days or less than 8 periods per year OR absence of raised serum progesterone greater than 20nmol/l 7 days prior to a period); 
  • Presentation with infertility or wishing to conceive; 

  • Male partner with normal sperm count (≥15 million) and progressive motility (≥32%) in the last 3 years;

  • Willing and able to give informed consent;

  • Age 18 to  42 at randomisation;

  • Body Mass Index  35.0.

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