The concept of three-parent babies defies what we learned in health class. But how and when is the third parent involved? At what stage? Jennifer Barfield gives us an update on the birds and the bees.
It's 40 years since the birth of Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby. But our long read explains how infertility has a much longer history.
Some social groups are falling through the gaps of fertility data. Men, ethnic minorities and the LGBT community have explicitly been excluded from surveys.
Some patients might be offered IVF who don’t actually need it, and some might be offered repeated cycles of treatment, even when they aren’t likely to succeed.
Infertility is not just an issue for women.
Study results examining the effect of antioxidants on sperm health are mixed.
A study in mice shows it is possible to delete extra chromosomes in a range of conditions that are associated with infertility, including Down's syndrome.
Although the number of children conceived through in vitro fertilisation born with abnormalities remains extremely low, a recent study in Kenya shows that the risk of genetic disorders is higher.
Numerous studies suggest that spirulina could help safeguard fertility.
As the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society urges the government to consider "compensation" for surrogacy, we need to talk about the implications of this rhetoric for women.
Women will now be better informed when it comes to deciding whether it's worth undergoing another round of IVF.
Stem cell science continues to offer great promise. But a growing number of clinics are selling treatments without evidence that what they offer is effective – or even safe.
Women have been getting their fallopian tubes flushed for 100 years to help them conceive. Studies show it works, all the better if you use an oil-based liquid.
Doctors should examine more than just sperm count in infertile men.
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.