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# fertility - Friday 9 February, 2018

Human eggs grown in lab for first time raise hopes for new fertility treatments

The lead researcher called it a “very exciting” development.

# fertility - Friday 2 February, 2018

UK allows doctors to make babies using DNA from three people

The technique is being used to help prevent women passing on fatal genetic diseases to their children.

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study

One in three women are estimated to use ibuprofen in the first three months of pregnancy.

# fertility - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

'Take the smallest dose for the shortest period of time': Ibuprofen linked to male fertility problems

The study found healthy, young men developed fertility issues after taking the drug for six weeks.

# fertility - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Government to pay for couples to have IVF treatment

The new legislation will also regulate surrogacy and the use of embryos for research.

# fertility - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'Many times I just keep smiling to avoid crumbling into a crying mess'

People should think before they speak when it comes to fertility issues, Julie Ronaghan writes.

# fertility - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Fertility treatment: 'There may be no happy ending, but we wouldn't change anything'

Sadly, science does not yet have all the answers, writes Professor Mary Wingfield.

# fertility - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Doctor defends 'three-parent baby' technique amid criticism

Valeriy Zukin has used the procedure to help infertile couples have children.

# fertility - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Infertility problems in mice solved with 3D-printed ovaries

It’s hoped that 3D-printed skin, ears, bone scaffolds, and heart valves could solve a number of medical issues.

# fertility - Sunday 26 February, 2017

The first birth control app to be officially approved as a contraceptive uses an age-old method

As a fertility-awareness based contraceptive method, the app will only work well for some people.

# fertility - Sunday 5 February, 2017

'I was tested to the limit': How hypnobirthing is helping women during labour

“Some people think it’s new age, hippy dippy. It’s anything other than that. It’s very practical, down to earth.”

# fertility - Thursday 15 December, 2016

The first three-parent baby in the UK could be born next year

The technique would allow mothers who carry disease-causing mutations in their genes to give birth to children free of the illness.

# fertility - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Want to get pregnant? Try getting your tonsils out

The study has furthered the theory that having your appendix or tonsils removed actually improves fertility rates.

# fertility - Saturday 2 July, 2016

A Spanish fertility clinic that plays music to foetuses has bought a surgery in Kildare

The Clane Fertility Clinic is going to start using the technique to help the IVF process.

# fertility - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Landmark: First pregnancy using innovative fertility treatment in Ireland

The Cork Fertility Centre has announced the breakthrough.

# fertility - Saturday 14 May, 2016

'Where there's one sperm there's a way': Male infertility is common but treatable

A doctor from Cork Fertility Centre said the procedure for men to get checked out is “non-invasive and not expensive compared to what a female has to do”.

# fertility - Monday 1 February, 2016

Struggling to conceive? State funding could soon cover the cost of fertility treatments

Funding will be made available as part of a bill due to be published in the first half of 2016.

# fertility - Thursday 14 January, 2016

When a couple faces the reality of infertility, it can send them into crisis mode

Ovulation calendars, doctors’ appointments, tests and treatments start to take over.

# fertility - Monday 28 December, 2015

'Women need to know the truth. Fertility takes a plunge after age 35'

Men as well as women need to be educated about reproductive responsibility. We need a nationwide education campaign on fertility awareness, writes Dr John Waterstone.

# fertility - Saturday 24 October, 2015

'My failure to conceive makes me feel like I'm not functioning as a woman'

An anonymous contributor talks about her struggle to conceive and the emotional impact it can have on a person.

# fertility - Friday 9 October, 2015

Lovely photo of baby girl surrounded by IVF syringes goes viral

The image has prompted an outpouring of heartfelt messages from other parents who have conceived through IVF.

# fertility - Monday 1 June, 2015

Poll: Should girls be taught about their fertility at school? Biological Clock This post contains a poll

Poll: Should girls be taught about their fertility at school?

One expert thinks women need to learn about their biological clock at an earlier age.

# fertility - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge This woman just found out she's going to be a nan after daughter's 11 years of IVF Aaaahhhhhhh

# fertility - Sunday 5 April, 2015

Look after your eggs – how to improve your natural fertility

Several factors can make trying for a baby especially challenging for women over 35, but there are ways to improve your chances of conceiving.

# fertility - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Ovulating women may buy more things, seek more dating options

New research is suggesting some outlandish links.

# fertility - Saturday 29 November, 2014

40 'coco bottom' giant nuts stolen from paradise island

How far into this article can you get without giggling?

# fertility - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Opinion: The 'frozen eggs' debate is really a societal issue – don't vilify corporations over it

Nowadays it’s seen as quite normal to have kids in your late 30s… but many women still want to start a family earlier.

# fertility - Thursday 16 October, 2014

# fertility - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Irish patients are looking overseas for cheaper IVF treatment

Enquires to the Czech Republic have increased dramatically.

# fertility - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society

Irish women are also the most fertile in Europe, a new report notes, while men are more likely to be imprisoned.

# fertility - Thursday 3 July, 2014

What are the main issues surrounding fertility in Ireland?

The Health Committee will meet with representatives from the National Infertility Support and Information Group, but what else is happening in Leinster House today?

# fertility - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Study finds old men's sperm is just as good as young men's

It’s sperm quality that matters, lads.

# fertility - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Opinion: We were a normal married couple who fell on hard times. Now, we sleep in our car.

When we see homeless people, we only look at where they ended up – not the road that took them there.

# fertility - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Opinion: It's still hard to express the sadness that comes with being unable to have children

In the past, people with cystic fibrosis typically died in childhood. But now that we have longer lifespans we are often faced with a new problem: infertility.

# fertility - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Opinion: Infertility can be utterly devastating for a man – don't allow him to suffer in silence

There can be an emphasis on the woman when talking about infertility, but men hurt deeply too.

Opinion: Our daughters can't be expected to live for the sole purpose of bearing children

Comments made by a high-profile TV presenter about girls’ education have sparked a backlash – have we not learned anything over the past few decades?

# fertility - Saturday 24 May, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Morning, folks. Here’s everything you need to know on this election count day.

Couples with fertility problems warned about cholesterol link

And it is not just women’s levels that are the problem.

# fertility - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Group says HSE should pay for chemo patients to have eggs frozen

Those on lower incomes are selling life insurance policies and taking out considerable loans to cover costs.

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