ReadNUS Issue 50

MAY 2022 | ISSUE 50
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Here’s Your Reading Summary

Fertility preservation helps people retain their fertility, or ability to procreate. Recently, Singapore announced that it would let females freeze their eggs for non medical reasons, allowing them to preserve their fertility for a longer period.

This Week’s Reads:
Fertility Preservation

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This new edition highlights fertility preservation in both cancer and non-cancer patients. Fertility preservation strategies in males and females, including medical and surgical procedures, are also discussed

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This review summarises the current options and describes new techniques in fertility preservation. Strategies for women with benign conditions, malignant diseases or age-related fertility decline are also discussed.

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Egg freezing or oocyte vitrification is increasingly used by women as a precautionary measure against the anticipated decline in fertility. Vitrification has revolutionised the treatment of infertility and elicited controversy from a cost-efficiency point of view and raised medical and ethical concerns.

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Although administering fertility preservation care to adolescent males can be challenging in many ways, numerous studies show that this care can be delivered with high degrees of success and high levels of patient and parent satisfaction
Literary Journal
We publish original articles written by our team that cover a range of topics from the trendiest authors to books, reading news and more! Simply put, Lirra’s Literary Journal is your go-to publication for all things reading.

Ancient Stories Retold

Stories about Grief – By Yuki

Death touches us all, and yet this topic seems to go undiscussed and abandoned in Singapore. In this week’s article, Yuki shares how she confronts death through some recommendations.

Ranging from non-fiction like Being Mortal, to biographical pieces like When Breath Becomes Air, Yuki proffers a list of recommendations for the uninitiated. If you’re new to death and dying and want to know where to start, click the link in the bio!

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Ancient Stories Retold

The Ghost Bride – Review by Joyce

Yangsze Choo’s The Ghost Bride, which was adapted into a Netflix series in 2020, explores the Chinese tradition of ghost marriage. It tells the story of Li Lan, an impoverished girl in 1890s Malacca who receives a proposal from a wealthy family to become the ‘ghost wife’ of their deceased son.

In this book review, Joyce Lee delves into the theme of the afterlife and what beliefs surrounding it might say about the living.

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Funny Reads – An article by Wan Qin

Being stressed out is no joke. In this week’s article, Wan Qin Tan recommends four memoirs that will tickle your funny bone and help you cope with the exam stress.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s – A review by Wan Qin

Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of the lovable and effortlessly chic socialite, Holly Golightly, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s has captured the imaginations of cinema-goers for over sixty years. But how much do you know about the book that the classic film was based on?

In this week’s article, Wan Qin Tan takes a closer look at Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s and its theme of abandonment.

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