Age is the biggest predictor of IVF success, but not all clinics are equal.
If you're one of the one in six Australian couples experiencing infertility, you've probably thought about IVF. Here's a step by step breakdown of how it all works.
Shows spunk, but trouble down the line.
Traditional belief has held that the underlying cause of miscarriage can be found in mothers, but half of recurrent miscarriages have another cause.
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Climate change threatens to cause mass extinctions – but how, exactly? New research suggests male fertility may be the weakest link.
It’s not just women who need to consider their age when planning a family.
A new study shows that as the father’s age increases, so too the chances of the baby being born prematurely, having a low birth weight, or requiring medical intervention after delivery.
Some social groups are falling through the gaps of fertility data. Men, ethnic minorities and the LGBT community have explicitly been excluded from surveys.
Still got it.
Thinking of having a baby? It's not all down to women to get healthy in preparation.
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.
Many men are not actually aroused when they wake up erect.
Morning penile erections affect all males, even males in the womb and male children.
Humanity on ice.
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?
‘I did it, darling!’
Fertility, as with contraception, is seen as a woman's issue, but the science shows this needs to change.
“Mummy says you should have gotten a move on.”
Calls to freeze every 18-year-old's sperm might be drastic but men need to realise it's a myth that there's no limit to their fertility.
Gird your loins.
Recent research into the health effects of the plastic-making chemicals phthalates has reignited concerns about low sperm counts. But the evidence is far from conclusive.