Infertility is tied to the instability of romantic relationships in Ghana.
South Africa lacks a clear definition of disability – and its limited view of who should be regarded as having a disability in the labour market is at odds with international practice.
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 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.
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.
Researchers from Kyushu University, Japan, are the first to turn mice stem cells into mature eggs that can be fertilised.
One in ten cancer patients will face fertility issues after treatment, but less than 50% are given options to preserve fertility. And those who are offered options can face significant cost barriers.
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.
Pelvic inflammatory disease's traumatic consequences are unmatched by the low level of awareness around it. Left untreated, it can cause chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy and infertility.
The practice of offering egg freezing perks to employees is becoming increasingly more common. Facebook and Apple are in on the act, as too are some of our local IVF clinics.
Thanks to IVF and donor conception, infertile couples, single women and lesbian couples now have a better chance of starting families. But while common, it's rarely openly discussed.
Clinics aren't compelled to disclose their success rates, so it's impossible to compare all clinics. Even when they do, the pretty graphs on clinic websites can be difficult to understand.
Freezing young men's sperm might remove worries about them fathering children in later life, but do we really want the state routinely meddling in conception?
A declining birth rate and treatment that still has a modest success rate calls for better ways to investigate infertility.
The new drug letrozole is more effective in helping women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) achieve pregnancy than the…
Sperm grown from the frozen testicle tissue of newborn mice has been used to produce healthy offspring, according to a new…
Men who are infertile because of semen abnormalities may have an increased risk of premature death, according to new research…
Cellular mechanisms in worms may be modified to overcome infertility and ageing in future generations, new research suggests…
Women who had their first baby as a result of fertility treatment have a one-in-three chance of conceiving their next child…
A new study of mice receiving chemotherapy could enable researchers to develop and test fertility-protecting drugs. Currently…