One in ten cancer patients can expect to face fertility issues after their treatment.
One in ten cancer patients will face fertility issues after treatment, but less than 50% are given options to preserve fertility. And those who are offered options can face significant cost barriers.
IVF is still an expensive, invasive process that can have significant side-effects.
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 women have experienced relationship conflict or breakdown over how the STI that led to their PID was acquired.
Pelvic inflammatory disease's traumatic consequences are unmatched by the low level of awareness around it. Left untreated, it can cause chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy and infertility.
Marketing egg freezing as a way to extend women’s reproductive lives is simply false.
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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 highest IVF success rates are reported in women under 30 who have an around a 26% chance of having a baby.
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.
Knowledge is power. And IVF is expensive.
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.
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?
Egg and spoon race.
A declining birth rate and treatment that still has a modest success rate calls for better ways to investigate infertility.
The new drug letrozole is more effective in helping women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) achieve pregnancy than the…
Sperm grown from the frozen testicle tissue of newborn mice has been used to produce healthy offspring, according to a new…
Men who are infertile because of semen abnormalities may have an increased risk of premature death, according to new research…
Cellular mechanisms in worms may be modified to overcome infertility and ageing in future generations, new research suggests…
Women who had their first baby as a result of fertility treatment have a one-in-three chance of conceiving their next child…
A new study of mice receiving chemotherapy could enable researchers to develop and test fertility-protecting drugs. Currently…
In a first for Australia, an ovarian tissue transplant has helped a woman fall pregnant after chemotherapy.
For the first time ever in Australia, a woman whose chemotherapy rendered her infertile has fallen pregnant using ovarian…
If infertility if defined as an inability to deliver a live baby after five years of trying, the global infertility rate hasn’t shifted much in the last 20 years.
Infertility rates worldwide have remained relatively unchanged over the last 20 years, a new global study has found. The…
Those who know the identity of their donor from a young age are less likely to experience psychological problems.
University of Tasmania academic Meredith Nash recently argued on The Conversation that women who donate their eggs for fertility treatments should be financially compensated. It’s a risky and time-consuming…
A human egg being worked on in an IVF clinic.
Considerable public controversy exists around the question of access to in-vitro fertilisation treatment (IVF) for older women. Some support unlimited, publicly-funded access for all infertile women and…
A hormone known to be in camel semen, and now found in humans, may give infertile couples a reason to smile.
Many animals, including humans, have a regular ovulation cycle, where an egg or eggs (depending on which type of animal) are released from the ovary regardless of whether mating has taken place or not…
Most couples having trouble conceiving are sub-fertile (rather than sterile) and may conceive naturally.
Most couples who seek reproductive assistance are sub-fertile, rather than sterile, and may conceive naturally. But for this to to be optimised, they need to accurately time intercourse on the fertile…