Fertility treatment pioneer calls for caution
A fertility expert who pioneered IVF now warns that reproductive technologies are making people too complacent about having children.
When to bite the bullet and have a baby
The average age of first time mothers is becoming a cause of concern for even the most laissez faire governments.
Something is Unbegotten in the State of Denmark
Danish researchers are desperate for their country's birthrate to increase.
A rise in ‘fertility tourism’
More and more women desperate to have babies in New Zealand are going overseas to find egg donors because they cannot get them in New Zealand. It seems that the main reason overseas ‘egg markets’ are more lucrative is because women are allowed to be paid for their eggs.
Healthier women have twins
New Research shows that healthier women are more likely to have twins naturally. But what does this mean for increasing numbers of unnatural births?
Someone at the UN is not going to be happy…
Germany is planning to increase its funding of IVF.
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