Articles on Infertility

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IVF is still an expensive, invasive process that can have significant side-effects. Nejron Photo/Shutterstock

Emerging infertility treatment could be a less invasive and cheaper alternative to IVF

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.
The highest IVF success rates are reported in women under 30 who have an around a 26% chance of having a baby. Philippe Put/Flickr

Your questions answered on donor conception and IVF

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.
In a first for Australia, an ovarian tissue transplant has helped a woman fall pregnant after chemotherapy. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stacylynn/

Post-chemo woman pregnant after ovary tissue transplant

For the first time ever in Australia, a woman whose chemotherapy rendered her infertile has fallen pregnant using ovarian…
If infertility if defined as an inability to deliver a live baby after five years of trying, the global infertility rate hasn’t shifted much in the last 20 years. http://www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera/

Global study finds infertility rate stable

Infertility rates worldwide have remained relatively unchanged over the last 20 years, a new global study has found. The…

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