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Woman Gives Birth to Triplets From Two Separate Wombs

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 17, 2014

A woman in England is considered a true medical miracle, giving birth to triplets from two separate wombs — a rare condition known to affect one in 1 million women worldwide.

Senate Lifts Restrictions On IVF Embryo Screenings

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 16, 2014

Parliament has decided in principle to ease restrictions on embryo screenings as part of a reform of the law on reproductive medicine.

Mommy Monday: Fertility Facts

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 16, 2014

One in eight couples will have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. There's a lot of information out there, but how much do you know about fertility?

NHS Accused Of Rationing Fertility Treatments

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 16, 2014

The NHS has been accused of rationing fertility treatment for couples who desperately want to have a baby.

So You Think You Know Where Babies Come From?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 15, 2014

We know a lot about the world around us. We know a lot about ourselves and how we work. We even know where babies come from, and this is no mean feat. Imagine it's 350BC, and you're trying to work it out, with no textbooks, and no microscopes.

Unfulfilled Dreams of Having a Baby May Put Women at Risk of Depression

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 11, 2014

Angela Bergmann has been trying to become pregnant for more than eight years, and sometimes the struggle has become so overwhelmingly daunting that she has thought about taking her own life.

The History of Medical Studies of Male Infertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 11, 2014

In 1881 a German couple – Herr and Frau B - were trying to get pregnant with no success. They consulted Dr Levy, a gynaecologist based in Munich, for help. Levy was determined to approach the problem in a scientific manner and make a thorough investigation into the man's fertility. Over a period of several months, Levy made 12 pre-arranged home visits to the couple to conduct a study that he knew to be fraught with "obnoxiousness".  

In Vitro Fertilization Service Warranted, Physicians Say

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 10, 2014

Fertility doctors in St. John's say it's time for Newfoundland and Labrador to provide a service to infertile couples that is available in almost every other Canadian province.

Sperm Can Carry Dad's Stress as Well as Genes

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 09, 2014

New research shows that sperm can carry the effects of a stressed father as well as his DNA

Families Permitted to Use Anonymous Sperm Donors to Conceive Brother or Sister

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine September 08, 2014

Women wanting to use an anonymous sperm donor to complete a family with assisted reproductive technology have been given a reprieve by the NSW government.

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