The story of how human eggs became an integral part of a multi-billion dollar global fertility industry starts in a unlikely place: the sex lives of farm animals.
Don't get too excited about the prospect of freezing ovarian tissue to postpone menopause. The costs, risks and unknowns are likely to outweigh the potential benefits.
A growing number of women may be looking to non-hormonal methods of contraception, in the form of fertility awareness apps. But apps are not likely to be as effective as other forms of contraception.
Scandinavian welfare states have made it easier for women to reconcile family and career. What's odd is that Anglophone nations aren't far behind.
The UN's new global population projections include some surprises – in particular, that the global population in 2100 will be 3% less than they projected in 2017.
Approximately 25% of women – representing all races and backgrounds – will undergo an abortion before the age of 45.
New research can for the first time tell us what happens when women wish to go back to the clinic to use their frozen eggs.
The number of births in the US is down 2% – to what the CDC calls 'the lowest number of births in 32 years.' This drop brings the US more in line with its peers.
Children with cancer not only endure chemotherapy or radiation treatment but they may also face infertility in adulthood. Now a new procedure, just proven in monkeys, may be close to use in humans.
Research shows that unrest, even terrorism, can erupt in poor countries with a surplus of young people and not enough jobs. Can Niger, a once-peaceful sub-Saharan African nation, handle its baby boom?
Our new research has discovered what gives human sperm the strength to succeed in the race to fertilise the egg – and it's all to do with their tails.
Australians report having sex once or twice a week, on average, but there are many variables. And that's assuming people's estimates are accurate.
Thousands of Australian men have vasectomies each year. These surgeries are successful in more than 99% of cases.
Zebrafish study could have implications for human fertilisation technology.
The 'egg timer' blood test reveals the quantity of eggs women have, not the quality, which declines with age. It's also expensive and can give false low readings.
Traditional belief has held that the underlying cause of miscarriage can be found in mothers, but half of recurrent miscarriages have another cause.
How do women decide how many children to have and when to have them? The data reveal a few major patterns.
Climate change threatens to cause mass extinctions – but how, exactly? New research suggests male fertility may be the weakest link.
Older. More suburban. Less fertile. More diverse. This year, Americans grappled with some major shifts in the demographic landscape.
Did you ever consider that human beings might have a breeding season? Birth seasonality exists – and has interesting implications for childhood disease outbreaks.