Fertility

Fertility

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How eggs and sperm hook up

Forget about the birds and the bees. If you want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo.

A gift like no other

Kylee Poole wanted to help another couple have a family. This is her story of egg donation.

Italy overturns donor ban

Italy's constitutional court has overturned a ban on using donor sperm and eggs in fertility treatments.

An unexpected pregnancy

If you definitely didn't want more children, what would you do if you accidentally fell pregnant?

Stress impacts fertility

Stressed out women have more difficulty getting pregnant than women with less stress.

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How to get pregnant

Do you know when you're most fertile, or what health issues could impact your fertility? Lots of women don't.

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IVF chances boosted

A new fertility technique could boost prediction of successful IVF pregnancy by as much as 90 per cent.

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Vasectomy parties?

'All the girls were getting together to celebrate a new baby, so why shouldn’t all the boys get together when I hang up my boots?'

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Seven reasons to have kids

There's an abundance of stories and blogs outlining the downsides to parenthood. I thought I'd share some of the good bits as well.

Sperm, biological clock, fertility

Call to pay egg donors $3k

Egg donors should be paid up to $3000 to encourage more donations, advisory committee says.

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Surprise quadruplets

A women told she was having triplets got the shock of her life when doctors discovered a fourth baby during her c-section.

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Accidentally pregnant ... at 40

We most definitely should have known better, but it seems biology can outwit us all.

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Rushing into IVF

Couples with unexplained infertility may be being overtreated with IVF.

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Choosing love over kids

As my fertility treatment went on, it became apparent that my partner didn't want kids.

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Forty and pregnant

Forty might be the new thirty in many ways, but not when it comes to fertility. Even if Hollywood celebrities would have you think otherwise.

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Sperm-swap nightmare

A disturbed worker at a US fertility clinic is alleged to have swapped his sperm with clients' sperm.

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Are you trying to get pregnant?

Are you trying, or struggling to conceive? We've got calculators, bloggers, articles and support groups to help you.

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The midlife baby

Jenny Sinclair didn't plan on becoming a mother again at 47.

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'Not all women are maternal'

I have plans for my life that I just don't see a child fitting in to, Jayne Kerr writes.

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Male pill a step closer to reality

An Australian scientist has made a discovery that could lead to a male contraceptive pill.

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