Abortion and contraception were quite common among premodern Christians, who also celebrated women’s celibacy as superior to marriage and childbearing.
Economic opportunities, social norms and expanding education and employment options for many women help explain why U.S. fertility has slowed in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
The Nigerian government must design more interventions to improve education, employment opportunities and the economy in order to control the country’s population growth.
The higher the chemical levels found in a woman’s blood, the fewer eggs they had left in their ovaries.
New findings suggest the loss of fertility at high temperatures is a major threat to the survival of some species.
Our study found that the longer it took a person to conceive, the poorer their health was in later life.
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.
Older fathers have a lower chance of conceiving and increased chances of negative effects on children.
Squirrel feeders laced with contraceptives could be used to suppress grey squirrels in the UK.
COVID-19 has led to a sharp rise in inquiries at some of London’s largest fertility clinics.
Large numbers of young people can represent great economic potential. But this only works if Nigeria can invest in their health and education and new economic opportunities.
Despite the hype about a “coronial” baby boom, the pandemic is likely to see many Australians delay or not have children at all.
Most people don’t intend to be hurtful or insensitive in their conversations with people experiencing infertility — they often just don’t know what to say.
Expect fewer visits to the clinic, fewer people in the waiting room at once, and temperature checks.
Society shapes people’s preferences and emphasises the value of having genetically related children.
More places around the world are experiencing days with record high temperatures. These prolonged hot spells may have unanticipated impacts on pregnant women, triggering early deliveries.
Women aged over 35 are sometimes offered genetic testing of their IVF embryos to rule out abnormalities. But it’s expensive and doesn’t increase their chance of a baby. In fact, it could reduce it.
Yes, there are pros and cons of this new reproductive technology. But there are many other issues about maternal and child health we need to tackle first.