Egg donors, sperm donors and surrogates are critical participants and patients in the use of reproductive technologies - so why are their rights and heath repeatedly overlooked?
Health Canada is drafting important regulations for assisted reproductive technologies. Initial documents treat egg donors and surrogates as little more than spare parts and walking wombs.
Is this actually a possible future?
The release of TV program The Handmaid's Tale and a study on male sperm numbers have left some worried about the future of human fertility.
A better understanding of sperm could help develop new fertility treatments and contraceptives for men.
Spirulina is a blue-green algae with multiple uses.
Numerous studies suggest that spirulina could help safeguard fertility.
If this trend continues, most men will be infertile by 2060.
Doctors should examine more than just sperm count in infertile men.
Still got it.
Thinking of having a baby? It's not all down to women to get healthy in preparation.
Well hello, Dolly.
Photo courtesy of The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh.
In 1997, scientists announced they'd created a healthy sheep cloned from another ewe's mammary gland cell. Two decades on, the technique is being refined and applied to new challenges.
Preconception planning focuses on improving the health of parents to lower the risk of obesity in children.
If you're planning to become a parent, better lifestyle habits can reduce the risk of obesity in your children.
Victorian mores influenced ideas not just about men and women but animals too.
Joseph Christian Leyendecker
Victorian attitudes influenced what scientists thought they were observing about sexual behaviors in the animal world. But modern techniques reveal the myth for what it is.
Sex is a form of biological communication, and women use it to make decisions on whether to invest in a pregnancy.
Health benefits come with regular sexual contact with the same male partner before pregnancy commences.
Pocket your phone without worry.
Phone image via www.shutterstock.com.
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.
Most men don’t know the normal size of testes.
Men with Klinefelter’s syndrome are infertile, as the extra X chromosome affects the ability to produce sperm.
Sexual competition has made sperm the most diverse - and fascinating - cells in the animal kingdom.
Understanding how evolution affects behaviour can help address societal problems.
Evolution also does not claim humans evolved from primates. Neither does it say non-human primates, including monkeys, baboons, chimpanzees and gorillas, will evolve into humans with time.
Should parents be allowed to select the sex of their child through IVF when there’s no compelling medical reason to do so?
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 at starting families. But how does it all work? Ask the experts here.
Sometimes the audience can be a font of illuminating questions.
I sometimes forget that people can feel embarrassed listening to me talk about my research on sperm. But often those same people can also be a source of amazement and inspiration.
If proposed Victorian laws are enacted, they will be a world-first for donor-conception.
Historically, donors were told it was best they were anonymous, while recipients were told it was best not to tell their child.
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?