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Elis Matthews

Elis is currently at vicar school, where he combines eating cake, reading books and learning how to lead a church. Having been diagnosed with azoospermia in 2012, he now blogs occasionally about childlessness and is exploring fertility treatment with his lovely wife, Sheila. He was once in an advert for washing detergent with Frank Bruno... fistpump.


Stones on the Hillside

By On 9 August 2013

Somewhere on the fine line between hope and superstition, I went for a walk. The walk started at work. This was back before I knew about having azoospermia, when having babies was still a possibility, when we were still trying out names and middle names, when we were still hopeful. I walked from the office (in the middle of woodland)…


Not an Average Monday Morning

By On 27 June 2013

“There are some magazines in the box if you’re interested.” It’s the kind of thing a pubescent boy might dream of being told by their older brother (accompanied by a nudge and a wink). But coming from a male embryologist on a Monday morning in the centre for reproductive medicine at Bart’s Hospital, the suggestion of naughty pictures did not…