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# reproduction - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

People are more interested in sex around Christmas (according to their web searches)

The analysis shows that people are in a better mood around the holidays.

# reproduction - Monday 13 March, 2017

Texas politician hits out at abortion law with 'satirical' anti-masturbation law

Under Jessica Farrar’s proposal, men would be fined for masturbating.

# reproduction - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Making babies without women's eggs has just moved a step closer

A baby mouse has been produced with a type of cell that’s not an egg.

# reproduction - 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.

# reproduction - 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.

# reproduction - 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.

# reproduction - Friday 23 January, 2015

Woman jailed for miscarrying her baby is released

16 other women remain in jail, accused of having abortions.

# reproduction - 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.

# reproduction - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Woman who received controversial womb transplant gives birth to baby boy

The procedure was somewhat controversial because the womb was taken from a live donor.

# reproduction - Friday 18 July, 2014

Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants

It’s not as funny as it sounds.

# reproduction - Sunday 29 June, 2014

The UK has a "major" shortage... of sperm

The fall in donations could make procedures more invasive for women, it has been warned.

# reproduction - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Doctors: Punishing parents using commercial surrogacy services won't benefit anyone

Proposals in new legislation to enforce penalties for this would likely be unenforceable anyway, they said.

# reproduction - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Obesity linked to early onset of puberty in girls

Girls in the USA were found to be developing symptoms of puberty at an average age of 9.7 years.

# reproduction - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Column: Let’s talk about sex – how to handle the dreaded talk with your teens

Your teen needs to be informed about sexual health and the importance of keeping themselves safe, writes Martina Newe.

# reproduction - Friday 12 October, 2012

Dolly the sheep cloner Keith Campbell dies at 58

The University of Nottingham says Keith Campbell – who rose to worldwide fame in 1997 – passed away last week.

# reproduction - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Swedish women in world's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants

Uterine transplants are a relatively novel medical procedure, with the first successful one conducted in Turkey in 2011.

# reproduction - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Column: I was raped and wouldn’t have chosen abortion – but we need a choice

There are few certainties when it comes to abortion, which is why we need to start treating women like adults, writes Hazel Katherine Larkin.

# reproduction - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Contraceptive use saves the lives of more than 250,000 women annually

Researchers say that increasing contraceptive use in developing countries has cut the number of maternal deaths by 40 per cent over the past 20 years.

# reproduction - Thursday 23 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Male pride: scientists report halt in decay of the Y chromosome Girls And Boys

Male pride: scientists report halt in decay of the Y chromosome

Over millions of years, the Y chromosome – which makes men… men – had begun to shrink, and risk total extinction.