Growing applications of nanotechnology include using nanorods for male birth control. The technique has had some success in animals, and offers the potential of human male contraception.
Victorians who need donated eggs and sperm face limited choice, lengthy waits and high costs.
Warnings of an end to human sperm production have been making headlines recently, now with the added threat of shrinking penises. Is this science or sensationalism?
Our new study shows a widely used fertility treatment, known as ICSI, is no better than standard IVF for most people. Yet, it’s being routinely offered around the world.
Our chemical environment appears responsible for an alarming plummet in sperm counts – in humans and in animals.
Male rats transfer different hereditary information to their offspring depending on their age.
The guide asks questions about the woman’s age, how long she has been trying for a baby, whether she has been pregnant before, and the percentage of the male partner’s sperm that move normally.
They might be a hated household pest, but ants actually live fascinating and complex lives.
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.
Zebrafish study could have implications for human fertilisation technology.
Traditional belief has held that the underlying cause of miscarriage can be found in mothers, but half of recurrent miscarriages have another cause.
Climate change threatens to cause mass extinctions – but how, exactly? New research suggests male fertility may be the weakest link.
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.
A new study shows that as the father’s age increases, so too the chances of the baby being born prematurely, having a low birth weight, or requiring medical intervention after delivery.
Male contraceptives have been under development for at least the past 50 years, because of the success of the female pill and pessimism about men taking a pill.
The news that Victorian sperm donor records from the 1970s and 1980s were preserved and are now accessible creates both challenges and opportunities for both donors and their offspring.
In biology, the study of these very special sperm cells makes it possible to learn more about species such as parasitic worms.
The competition to father young is often most intense behind the scenes.
Research is increasingly finding an association between alcohol consumption and sperm health.