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# ivf - Sunday 15 November, 2020

'It's a huge source of stress': Women going abroad for IVF hit out at mixed messages over travel restrictions

Hundreds of people travel abroad for fertility treatment every year because they cannot afford it in Ireland, but Covid-19 has further complicated the situation.

# ivf - Friday 7 February, 2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's parties stand on women's healthcare ahead of the election

Where do the parties stand on issues like maternity and infant services, contraception and IVF?

# ivf - Monday 30 December, 2019

Tullamore parish apologises after Facebook post said IVF treatment was 'incompatible' with Catholic faith

Harris said he could not get his head around the comments.

# ivf - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Explainer: When will IVF treatment be provided through the Irish public health service?

New fertility hubs will be open next year, with IVF available in 2021.

# ivf - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

€2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government

One course of IVF treatment can cost between €4,000 and €4,500.

# ivf - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Here are just some of the government's priorities for the months ahead

Regulating rickshaws, IVF and speeding – just some of the issues the government plan to tackle.

# ivf - Friday 12 April, 2019

Dutch doctor at centre of IVF scandal used his own sperm to father 49 children

Results of DNA tests conducted today showed that 49 children in the case are direct descendants of the late Jan Karbaat.

# ivf - Friday 9 November, 2018

Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF First Lady This post contains videos

Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF

The former first lady says women need to be open with other about their bodies.

# ivf - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Why do so few Irish people claim back their medical expenses?

Anyone can do it, yet nearly 60% of Irish citizens decline the option of applying for what is effectively free money.

# ivf - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Doctor defends 'three-parent baby' technique amid criticism

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

# ivf - Saturday 27 May, 2017

IVF doctor who 'swapped donors' sperm for his own' allegedly did it at major Dutch hospital

Jan Karbaat is said to have fathered at least 19 children in this manner.

# ivf - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Dutch IVF clinic says 26 women may have been fertilised with the wrong sperm

The clinic said there’s a chance the egg cells may have been fertilised by sperm other than that of the intended father.

# ivf - 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.

# ivf - Thursday 5 May, 2016

"In theory you could do anything you wanted with a human embryo in Ireland"

A new, controversial embryo-growth breakthrough could help science in the study of infertility. However, fears abound that the research breaches ethical guidelines.

# ivf - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Reflections on infertility: 'I expected to be mocked for thinking we were getting somewhere'

Infertility’s seemingly endless circle of hope and disappointment leaves you expecting the worst in all situations, writes Jennifer Ryan Moran.

# ivf - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Watch: The world's first IVF puppies are pretty goddamn cute

It also could help eradicate heritable diseases in dogs, according to the researchers.

# ivf - 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.

# ivf - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Giving birth at home helped me to feel safe and in control

I want to raise awareness of the benefits of having a home birth in healthy pregnancies, with the hope that it will encourage more women to explore this option.

# ivf - Monday 15 June, 2015

Court denies mother's attempt to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs

The daughter died in 2011 at age 28 and had signed a consent form agreeing that her eggs could be stored after her death.

# ivf - 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

# ivf - Saturday 2 May, 2015

There's an awful lot of money being made through infertility...

Not everyone conceives easily. In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is huge business worldwide, but what kind of future has it in Ireland?

# ivf - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Conservative senator Jim Walsh resigns from Fianna Fáil parliamentary party

He does not agree with certain aspects of new family law.

# ivf - Monday 16 March, 2015

Elton John calls for Dolce and Gabbana boycott over IVF comments

One of the designers called IVF children ‘”synthetic”.

# ivf - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

I was called a child abuser for conceiving through IVF - and it hasn't ended there

Dil Wickremasinghe outlines the attacks she has suffered on social media relating to her pregnancy – and the social stigma they illustrate.

# ivf - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Poll: Would you welcome three-person baby IVF in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome three-person baby IVF in Ireland?

The UK has given its approval.

# ivf - Friday 27 February, 2015

Treatment suspended for hundreds of IVF couples over new laws

The new Child and Family Relationship Bill could cause issues for those using anonymous donors of egg and sperm.

# ivf - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Three-person babies could be born as early as next year

UK politicians have approved an IVF method that uses DNA from three donors.

# ivf - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

British politicians vote to allow three-person babies

Opponents of the IVF technique fear this will be the first step on the road to ‘designer’ children.

# ivf - Monday 26 January, 2015

Cork is getting a brand new €3 million fertility clinic

Ireland has the highest infertility rate in Europe.

# ivf - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

The Rotunda's fertility clinic has been sold off to an Australian company

The deal was worth a total of €6 million and the hospital wants to use its share towards new facilities.

# ivf - Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Legislation is urgently needed following Supreme Court ruling on surrogacy

It is a fact of life that parents will enter into arrangements of whereby a third party bears their child – so we need legislation that deals directly with surrogacy.

# ivf - Friday 8 August, 2014

Two couples fighting for custody of IVF twins after embryo implanted into the wrong mother

A judge will now decide who are the legal parents.

# ivf - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Irish patients are looking overseas for cheaper IVF treatment

Enquires to the Czech Republic have increased dramatically.

# ivf - 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.

# ivf - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Baby born after mother's ovaries are 'reawakened'

The new technique can be used on infertile women and those who have gone through early menopause.

# ivf - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Eggs, earthquakes and Euromillions: The week in numbers

Plus – how much of your internet connection should you actually be paying for?

# ivf - Friday 28 June, 2013

Poll: Do you agree with IVF treatment that uses genes from three parents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with IVF treatment that uses genes from three parents?

The UK has given it a green light. What do you think of the scientific breakthrough?

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UK government clears plans to allow 'babies with three parents'

The Department of Health has signed off on an IVF technique which will see defective genetic material replaced by others.

# ivf - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Test-tube baby pioneer Robert Edwards dies

Robert Edwards pioneered in vitro fertilisation and was awarded the nobel prize in 2010, three decades after the birth of the first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, in 1978.

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