New legislation provides greater access to sperm and egg donors’ details, while acknowledging some donors’ concerns.
From today, more people conceived with donor sperm or eggs in Victoria will have the legal right to know details about their donor – even if the donation was made anonymously.
Still got it.
Thinking of having a baby? It's not all down to women to get healthy in preparation.
Committing to a safe and active sex life could boost your health in 2017.
An active sex life can promote love and togetherness, drive creativity and build better health.
Pocket your phone without worry.
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Did your holiday gift list include radiation-shielding undies to protect your privates from cellphone radio waves? A radiation expert explains they're unnecessary – your phone won't affect your fertility.
Claims by IVF clinics can be misleading making it difficult to interpret success rates.
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Our recent audit of success rates provided on the websites of IVF clinics’ in Australia and New Zealand identified some common traps in the way these figures are presented.
In a recent survey, most men didn’t think their age was a big factor in their fertility.
While most people might think age only affects female fertility, there is growing evidence sperm quality decreases as men age.
The frustration of failed IVF cycles leads many women to seek explanations and investigate alternative options.
In pregnancy, immune cells help the uterus tolerate and nurture the embryo despite it carrying foreign genes from the father. In most women, suppressing immunity will likely cause more harm than good.
Worth the risk?
Why research into male contraception keeps hitting the buffers.
More young Australians face the daunting task of trying to live a ‘normal’ life while dealing with the after-effects of cancer.
If you’re an Australian teenager or young adult diagnosed with cancer, there’s good news: overall survival rates are good and getting better. But what can you expect from life after cancer treatment?
Resveratrol is found at only trace levels in red wine.
You would need to drink over a thousand bottles of red wine per day to get the amount of resveratrol - the compound said to have many health benefits - needed to even have an effect.
Going for it.
Fertility treatment in older age might be tougher, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be done.
Researchers from Kyushu University, Japan, are the first to turn mice stem cells into mature eggs that can be fertilised.
From a woman’s first periods until menopause, menstrual hormones drive her vaginal discharge.
Vaginal discharge varies in consistency, texture, smell, taste and volume in the same woman from day to day, week to week, month to month and beyond.
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Italy is the latest in a line of countries with ageing populations trying to boost proceation through a 'fertility day'.
IVF is still an expensive, invasive process that can have significant side-effects.
Early studies suggest a process called advanced in-vitro maturation may be able to treat infertility without women needing to inject themselves with high doses of hormones for several weeks.
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Some scenarios put the UK population at just under 80m by 2039. Here are the facts.
No more morning sickness for mums to be?
A century from now you're likely to be considered a risk taker if you opt for natural conception and birth rather than IVF and artificial wombs.
Unfortunately women only have the eggs they’re born with.
Most women will have been made aware they have a ticking biological clock. But most probably don't know it's because women are born with a limited supply of eggs, and eventually they will run out.
South Africa’s high unemployment rate is the result of a disconnect between growth in employment and growth in the labour force.
To realise the benefit of the final phase of the demographic transition, South Africa needs to grow employment and improve the labour market prospects for its younger working-age population.
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Confronted with skyrocketing IVF costs at home, North American couples are packing their bags, making an overseas trip and returning home with a special souvenir.