The higher the chemical levels found in a woman’s blood, the fewer eggs they had left in their ovaries.
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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.
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.
Discovering a mouse with a reproductive system surprisingly similar to our own is good news for pregnancy research.
Two research groups have turned human skin cells into structures resembling an early-stage human embryo, paving the way for exciting new research avenues, and opening up some tricky ethical questions.
With the vaccines now being administered at sites around the US, it is important to address misinformation surrounding the effort.
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.
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.
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.
The story of how human eggs became an integral part of a multi-billion dollar global fertility industry starts in a unlikely place: the sex lives of farm animals.
It can be difficult to understand all the ‘add-on’ procedures available with IVF. A new study finds one popular fertility technology, ICSI, is being offered to couples it might not be suitable for.
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.
If you’re one of the one in six Australian couples experiencing infertility, you’ve probably thought about IVF. Here’s a step by step breakdown of how it all works.
The ‘egg timer’ blood test reveals the quantity of eggs women have, not the quality, which declines with age. It’s also expensive and can give false low readings.
Forecasts of designer babies followed the announcement of the gene-edited twins, just as they have for any reproductive technology since 1978. This signals the public must learn more about genetics.