Children conceived using assisted reproductive technology, such as IVF, grow to be as healthy and smart as those conceived normally, a new study shows.
Advances made in the treatment of infertility over the past 20 years are impressive, ranging from radical new techniques to edit embryonic genes to incremental changes that improve IVF outcomes and are less invasive for patients. Treatment now extends to encouraging healthy lifestyles to improve fertility before trying to become pregnant.
Scientists hail 'amazing discovery' as it's revealed infertile mothers who use donor eggs DO pass their DNA to their children
Infertile women forced to use donor eggs still pass their DNA to their child. The 'amazing discovery' was made by scientists at a fertility clinic
Technology is well on the way to realising ectogenesis, improving premature baby survival and increasing fertility options. But it also has other, more frightening, implications
Almost 20% of couples in the Western world face infertility problems even after trying for a year. This rate shows an upward trend.
Sperm morphology refers to the size and shape of individual sperm. It is one of, but by no means the only, contributing factor to male fertility.
Every IVF attempt starts with an embryo – the beginning of a baby. But in something like 70 per cent of cases that little collection of cells will fail to successfully latch onto the wall of the uterus, and heartache follows. The extraordinary thing about this is that experts still do not understand why it happens.
Early results from a larger, ongoing study led by environmental health scientist Richard Pilsner at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggest that phthalate levels in expectant fathers have an effect on couples' reproductive success via epigenetic modifications of sperm DNA.
New test more accurate than current screening in detecting Down’s, Edwards and Patau syndromes and could simplify screening process, say researchers
The process of donating ova has given millions of women worldwide the gift of maternity.