Olive in the Media

Olive Fertility is dedicated to empowering patients and the public with the most up-to-date evidence-based information on fertility care and treatment. Internationally recognized as thought leaders, Olive’s fertility specialists are frequently featured in the media, speaking on a wide range of fertility topics.


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27 February 2024

Dr. Tallon Discusses BC Funding Announcement for IVF with Jill Bennet on 980 CKNW

Dr. Tallon joins Jill Bennett to discuss the recent funding announcement for IVF in British Columbia. This enlightening conversation explores the impact of the funding on access to fertility treatments, its significance for those facing infertility challenges, and the broader implications for reproductive healthcare in the province.

26 February 2024

Dr. James Graham Applauds B.C. Budget's IVF Funding for Aspiring Parents - Interview with CHEK TV

Clinical Director Dr. James Graham expresses excitement about B.C.'s budget commitment to cover the first round of IVF, calling it a game-changer for aspiring parents.

23 February 2024

Global News: B.C. Budget 2024: How new IVF funding will help potential parents

FEBRUARY 22, 2024 Included in the 2024 B.C. budget is funding to make one round of in-vitro fertilization treatments free for people looking for help to have a child. Alissa Thibault reports on the new hope for those struggling with infertility.

04 January 2024

A primer for Canadian women on freezing your eggs - CBC

Explore the growing trend of social egg freezing among Canadian women with this insightful primer. The article discusses the surge in non-medical egg freezing, providing statistics indicating a notable increase in Canadian women opting for this option. Fertility specialist Dr. Niamh Tallon shares valuable insights, highlighting the procedure's principles and emphasizing its recommendation for women under 38. The piece delves into the invasive nature of egg freezing, detailing the steps involved and associated costs, while also mentioning recent technological advances such as egg vitrification. The author, Miranda Elliott, a professional in epidemiology, advises interested readers to look up clinics across Canada or consult their GP for more information on this personal decision. Stay informed about the latest developments in reproductive choices by exploring this comprehensive guide.

03 January 2024

Why more Canadians are delaying parenthood by freezing their eggs - CBC

Discover the surging trend of Canadians opting for egg freezing to defer parenthood due to reasons like partner challenges and financial readiness. Over the past decade, egg freezing treatments in Canada have skyrocketed, with 1,524 recorded in 2022 compared to 94 in 2013. The COVID-19 pandemic is considered a potential influencer, prompting contemplation of future plans. However, the substantial cost, averaging $12,000 to $15,000 per cycle, highlights the need for financial support from employers and governments. Personal stories, like a woman becoming a single mother after freezing eggs at 37, emphasize the empowering aspect. Varying public funding levels across provinces and advocacy for increased support underscore the essential role of fertility treatments in family planning. Explore the evolving landscape of reproductive choices in Canada.

04 December 2023

8 Tips for Navigating the Holidays When You Are Struggling to Conceive

Managing Fertility Challenges During the Holiday Season: A guide to navigating festivities with resilience and self-compassion. Learn practical strategies, from setting boundaries to practicing self-compassion, to embrace joy amidst the unique challenges of conception during this festive period.

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