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The Keogh Institute has been contributing to the research landscape for sexual health and fertility for the last thirty years.

Our research is largely focused on the link between endocrinology and reproductive health. Below are some examples of the research we are currently undertaking:

  • Investigating the link between thyroid function and ovulation in women undergoing IVF. It is hoped that results form this study will assist doctors in optimising thyroid medications to help women achieve pregnancies
  • Searching for DNA variations in women with polycystic ovary syndrome that may help to identify the genes causing polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Examining whether the hormonal management of intellectually handicapped women helps to prevent them from developing osteoporosis and bone fractures.
  • Investigating whether there is an increased incidence of side effects to osteoporosis medications in people with coeliac disease.

We are also running clinical trials on type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, Down Syndrome, overactive bladder syndrome and endometriosis.

All sponsored clinical trials are ethically approval by Bellberry. Investigator initiated studies are ethically approved by the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Research Committee.