Melissa Brown survived breast cancer at 26. Advised not to get pregnant afterward, she accepted with joy and trepidation her sister’s offer to be her gestational surrogate.
A new study seeks to answer a longstanding chicken-or-egg question: do infertility treatments raise the risk of birth defects, or is the risk linked to infertility itself?
Donor conception is certainly more popular these days, but its origins can be traced to the 1400s.
While in Australia visiting family for the holidays, I heard a story on the radio about how almost all Australian sperm — yes, the human kind — is imported from the U.S. How odd, I thought, I wonder why?
Just 4% of women of childbearing age with cancer take steps to mitigate the risks of infertility inherent in many treatments.
Should children conceived after a father’s death be eligible for government benefits? The Supreme Court’s not sure.
Gentlemen, you may want to hold the bacon. A new study suggests that eating a high-fat diet may be associated with lower sperm quality.
British researchers have developed an embryo-incubating system that they say improves odds of conception by 27%. But larger fertility clinics in the U.S. are already ahead of the game.
Why should women bear the brunt of infertility testing? A new at-home sperm-analysis test allows men to assess their babymaking abilities.
If women wind up pregnant from faulty pill packets, product liability lawsuits or “wrongful pregnancy” cases — reminiscent of medical malpractice — could be filed.
Should infertile couples forgo their desire for biological children and turn instead to adoption?
Women with recalled packets are at greater risk of pregnancy and should use back-up contraception. Is your pill on the list?
When IVF creates excess embryos, women are faced with a choice: store them indefinitely, donate them to others or offer them to research.