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.
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.
Thanks to IVF and donor conception, infertile couples, single women and lesbian couples now have a better chance at starting families. But how does it all work? Ask the experts here.
Clinics aren't compelled to disclose their success rates, so it's impossible to compare all clinics. Even when they do, the pretty graphs on clinic websites can be difficult to understand.
New research shows women's faces become redder at their more fertile times but men's response remains a mystery.
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?
Fertility, as with contraception, is seen as a woman's issue, but the science shows this needs to change.
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.
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.
From "Joyful new mum Sonia Kruger" to the "back-to-front love story" of sperm donor romance, IVF patients across the country are being told their fairy tale ending is just an embryo transfer away.