In vitro fertilisation.
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.
A 12-week-old baby female macaque, named Grady, was born from frozen testicular tissue.
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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.
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.
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.
We need a new legal definition of ‘parent’ to reflect the diversity of Australian families.
Who is a child's legal parent? The question is at the heart of a case due before the High Court this year. It may have implications for children born via IVF or surrogacy, and the people who raise them.
In a masterfully manipulative Youtube video, He Jiankui tells the world about the first genetically edited babies.
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To announce the world's first gene-edited babies, scientist He Jiankui did what movie directors do: release a trailer on YouTube. The video is a positive spin on unauthorized gene editing.
Chinese scientist He Jiankui of Shenzhen claims he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies.
We don't know anything about the health of the baby girls who are reported to have been born. But it's clear scientists around the world are shocked.
There are many things to consider when choosing when to have a child.
While media portrayals of online sperm donation often portray “rogue breeders” or “super sperm,” research reveals that the real men who do this are motivated to help others.
Sperm donation websites are the Ubers and Airbnbs of the fertility world. But why are they so popular? New research explains the reasons why some men donate.
An embryologist pulls out frozen embryos and egg cells.
A recent ruling in an Ontario court fails to consider law governing the use of embryos.
Egg freezing: hope or hype?
Why some women choose to freeze their eggs.
New procedures are enabling men and women to preserve their fertility until they are ready or able to have children.
For women and men not ready to have children, there are new ways to preserve fertility. And experimental techniques offer hope for sick children whose treatments jeopardize future childbearing.
An audio version of a long read article on the history of infertility, 40 years after the first baby was born via IVF.
The debate about the pros and cons of genetically screening embryos is deeply entrenched. Perhaps we should let couples decide.
Scientists have created embryos from the eggs of southern white rhino and sperm from their northern counterparts.
Diet and exercise are more likely to succeed when done together.
Excess weight affects fertility in men and women - the good news is weight loss can reverse the negative effects.
Acupuncture might alleviate stress for women undertaking IVF.
A new study has countered old reports acupuncture can improve your chances of having a baby when going through IVF.
The pain of infertility has not changed, even if modern technologies have.
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.
Contrary to popular perception, women don't freeze their eggs for career reasons.
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Rhino resurrection is tempting, but if humans cannot save a species in nature, what future for animals that we manufacture?