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.
While most people might think age only affects female fertility, there is growing evidence sperm quality decreases as men age.
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.
Why research into male contraception keeps hitting the buffers.
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?
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.
Fertility treatment in older age might be tougher, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be done.
Researchers from Kyushu University, Japan, are the first to turn mice stem cells into mature eggs that can be fertilised.
Vaginal discharge varies in consistency, texture, smell, taste and volume in the same woman from day to day, week to week, month to month and beyond.
Italy is the latest in a line of countries with ageing populations trying to boost proceation through a 'fertility day'.
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.
Some scenarios put the UK population at just under 80m by 2039. Here are the facts.
A century from now you're likely to be considered a risk taker if you opt for natural conception and birth rather than IVF and artificial wombs.
Most women will have been made aware they have a ticking biological clock. But most probably don't know it's because women are born with a limited supply of eggs, and eventually they will run out.
To realise the benefit of the final phase of the demographic transition, South Africa needs to grow employment and improve the labour market prospects for its younger working-age population.
Confronted with skyrocketing IVF costs at home, North American couples are packing their bags, making an overseas trip and returning home with a special souvenir.
A world of warmer weather may be bad news for reproductive health and birth rates.
Fracking in the US has relied on chemicals linked to a range of health problems but the industry claims UK operations would be far safer.
The practice of offering egg freezing perks to employees is becoming increasingly more common. Facebook and Apple are in on the act, as too are some of our local IVF clinics.
The National Health and Medical Research Council call for public submissions on whether sex selection should be allowed without a medical reason recognises changing social attitudes.