Is this actually a possible future?
The release of TV program The Handmaid's Tale and a study on male sperm numbers have left some worried about the future of human fertility.
Many people with chromosomal abnormalities can’t conceive,
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.
Fertility rates have fallen from 2.02 babies per woman in 2008 to 1.81 in 2015.
The baby bonus did its job, encouraging people to have more children at a time when fertility rates were low.
A better understanding of sperm could help develop new fertility treatments and contraceptives for men.
Spirulina is a blue-green algae with multiple uses.
Numerous studies suggest that spirulina could help safeguard fertility.
Australian women are having two or fewer babies over their life-course.
Australia will be left behind without adequate planning and preparation on fertility issues.
If this trend continues, most men will be infertile by 2060.
Many couples undergo multiple rounds of IVF. Our new stats on the chances of a successful pregnancy reflect that.
Women will now be better informed when it comes to deciding whether it's worth undergoing another round of IVF.
Our results are an important gain for couples facing the diagnosis of infertility.
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.
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.