Genetic testing of embryos during IVF doesn’t increase the odds of having a baby. But there are a number of downsides, including cost.
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.
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Victorians who need donated eggs and sperm face limited choice, lengthy waits and high costs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The number of births in the United States have been falling for the last three decades, reaching their lowest number in 32 years.
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.
It’s now possible to choose embryos for IVF based on the likelihood they will have certain traits.
Should Australia allow the creation of babies with DNA from more than two people? This reproductive technology could prevent babies being born with mitochondrial disease, so the simple answer is yes.
Miscarriages are more common than many people realise and can be devastating. Here’s what we know about why they happen, what we can do to treat the causes, and what we could do better.
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.