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Parents of children born to commercial surrogates risk not being the legal parents
Parents of children born to commercial surrogates risk not being the legal parents December 12, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australians who pay an overseas surrogate mother risk not being deemed the legal parents of the child under Australian law, even if commercial surrogacy is legal in a country where the child is born, QUT Australian Centre for Health Law Research academic ... Read More »

Women’s fertility linked to detox element in diet
Women’s fertility linked to detox element in diet December 5, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Adelaide research has for the first time shown how much of a critical role the natural antioxidant selenium plays at the earliest stages of a woman’s fertility. The discovery has been made in joint research involving the University’s School ... Read More »

Australia and New Zealand world leaders in safe IVF
Australia and New Zealand world leaders in safe IVF November 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Zealand and Australia are world leaders when it comes to safe IVF practice thanks to their focus on single-embryo transfer, according to the Assisted Reproductive Technology in Australia and New Zealand 2012 report released today by the National Perinatal Epidemiology and ... Read More »

Semen secrets: how a previous sexual partner can influence another male’s offspring
Semen secrets: how a previous sexual partner can influence another male’s offspring October 22, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Scientists have discovered a new form of non-genetic inheritance, showing for the first time that offspring can resemble a mother’s previous sexual partner – in flies at least. This confronting idea, known as telegony, dates back to ancient Greek times, ... Read More »

Health Check: how to get pregnant
Health Check: how to get pregnant September 5, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

For couples trying to conceive, the chance of this happening within a year depends on their age. The monthly chance of pregnancy for couples where the woman is 35 years or younger is about 20% and 80-90% become pregnant within 12 months. By ... Read More »

Babies don’t “start from scratch”
Babies don’t “start from scratch” September 3, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There’s now overwhelming evidence that a child’s future health is influenced by more than just their parents’ genetic material, and that children born of unhealthy parents will already be pre-programmed for greater risk of poor health, according to University of ... Read More »

First study to look at Australians’ use of surrogacy
First study to look at Australians’ use of surrogacy August 29, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research into how Australians use surrogacy shows that most people thinking about it are considering or using overseas compensated arrangements. The study, published online today in the Medical Journal of Australia, surveyed people considering or already engaged in surrogacy. The Jean ... Read More »

New study will discover why women freeze their eggs
New study will discover why women freeze their eggs July 24, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study will explore the reasons why women freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons. Researchers from the Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash University, Melbourne IVF and the University of Melbourne, hope to survey women who froze their eggs at ... Read More »

Multiple births don’t have to be an inevitable result of fertility treatments
Multiple births don’t have to be an inevitable result of fertility treatments May 5, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

While fertility treatments have helped many people become parents, they commonly result in multiple births, increasing the risk of prematurity, and leading to lifelong complications. But this doesn’t have to be the case, according to a Yale School of Medicine ... Read More »

Female Fertility: What’s Testosterone Got To Do With It?
Female Fertility: What’s Testosterone Got To Do With It? March 13, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Several fertility clinics are beginning to administer testosterone, either through a patch or a gel on the skin, to increase the number of eggs produced by certain women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Women are also purchasing the over-the-counter supplement ... Read More »







 
 
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