fertility

IVF

A new report by UNSW medical researchers sheds light on the latest IVF numbers, success rates and trends. 

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A UNSW researcher explores the biology of infertility, and explains how a recent study in mice contributes to our understanding of reproductive ageing, with the aim of improving IVF success rates in humans.

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The chances of having a baby following IVF treatment are steadily improving, according to a new UNSW report.

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One in ten cancer patients will face fertility issues after treatment, but less than 50% are given options to preserve fertility. And those who are offered options can face significant cost barriers, write Antoinette Anazodo and Brigitte Gerstl.

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A simpler, cheaper infertility treatment that uses fewer drugs and potentially proviing an alternative to IVF is just over the horizon, writes Robert Gilchrist, William Ledger and Jeremy Thompson.

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Australian and Belgian medical scientists have discovered how to improve a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant using a less invasive and cheaper alternative to IVF. 

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I don’t see the point of doing research if nobody knows about it. And it’s pretty hard to talk about sperm without cracking a joke or two, writes Angela Crean.

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Surging house prices are posing a serious threat to the fertility of Generation Y, according to social researcher Mark McCrindle.

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While assisted reproductive technology has solved fertility problems for many people, there’s often little fertility specialists can offer a woman much over 40, apart from egg donation, writes William Ledger.

 

Fertility

With powerful social forces causing women and men to delay having children, the scientific race is on to assist couples to reproduce later in life. Join fertility specialist William Ledger and social researcher Mark McCrindle as they discuss the issues in the UNSW Medicine Dean’s Lecture.

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