We asked 1,000 people why they hadn’t donated their eggs or sperm, and their responses tended to fall in four categories.
Both cancer and cancer treatment can impact someone’s ability to have biological children. It’s important to discuss fertility right after cancer diagnosis.
From next year, uterus transplants are being trialled in Australia. But it’s likely to be a while before they becomes mainstream clinical treatment.
The emotional toll of involuntary childlessness continues well past the period of actively trying to conceive.
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.
People living with endometriosis wait an average of 7.5 years for a diagnosis. Social science researchers are working to identify ways to help reduce this timeline.
Rich with evocative detail, an author’s personal account of childlessness has no neat narrative arc, but is touched by grace and acceptance.
Some of the most persistent myths about COVID-19 vaccination have been false rumours that it can affect fertility in men or women. There has never been any evidence to support this misinformation.
Around 10% of women stop having periods and see the end of their fertile years much earlier than expected.
While most women who try for a baby will succeed, some won’t, and some will have fewer children than they had planned to have.
A COVID-19 vaccine does not cause infertility – but it can protect you from the dangerous complications of contracting the virus.
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.
Despite the substantial negative impacts of infertility on health and well-being, it’s a neglected public health issue throughout much of the Global South, including Malawi.
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.