A pending bill in Colorado would disclose donor information to children and their parents and set limits on how many families can use a single individual’s egg or sperm.
Parents at risk of passing on genetic disease to their children via mutations in the mother’s mitochondrial DNA could soon use a new IVF-based treatment involving healthy donor mitochondria.
Many people are filing lawsuits after discovering that sperm banks failed to verify information from donors about their medical and personal backgrounds.
An unknown number of people have lost their dreams of parenthood because of storage disasters at fertility clinics. These experts note poor government oversight and the need for stronger regulation.
For some people, accessing their super early for fertility treatments is their only chance to start or extend their family. And they need better protection.
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?
The nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett has implications for how assisted reproductive technologies, which can prevent the transmission of disease from parents to child, are regulated.
By unlocking the full potential of rhino ovaries, we hope to produce enough eggs to revive the northern white rhino in the wild.
As more choices become theoretically available to prospective parents, it’s important to understand their rights.
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.
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.
New research suggests that while babies conceived via IVF experience changes to their genes, these differences disappear by adulthood.
Before the advent of genetic testing, definitions of paternity were primarily social and legal. Science has destabilized these older definitions, but it has not replaced them.
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.
We don’t know anything about the health of the baby girls who are reported to have been born. But it’s clear scientists around the world are shocked.
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.
For women and men not ready to have children, there are new ways to preserve fertility. And experimental techniques offer hope for sick children whose treatments jeopardize future childbearing.
Conversations about reproduction should be a routine part of medical care for transgender people – but assumptions and non-inclusive language can act as barriers to informed consent.
A new study has countered old reports acupuncture can improve your chances of having a baby when going through IVF.