Fertility problems

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Shanna Swan: 'Most couples may have to use assisted reproduction by 2045'
The professor of environmental medicine explains how chemicals in plastics are causing our fertility to decline – and what we can do about it

Zoë Corbyn

28, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Reproduction without pregnancy: would it really emancipate women? | Jenny Kleeman
A breakthrough in Israel has brought us a step closer to creating artificial wombs for humans, says Jenny Kleeman, author of Sex Robots & Vegan Meat

Jenny Kleeman

25, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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World at 'peak twin' as birth rates reach historic high, study finds
Access to IVF and fertility services and postponement of parenthood drive rise in global twinning rates

Ian Sample Science editor

12, Mar, 2021 @12:05 AM

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Covid vaccine does not affect fertility but misinformation persists
Scientists emphasise safety but younger women still hesitant

Harriet Sherwood

28, Feb, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Falling sperm counts 'threaten human survival', expert warns
Epidemiologist Shanna Swan says low counts and changes to sexual development could endanger human species

Miranda Bryant

26, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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For those who want children, Covid has intensified the 'panic years' | Nell Frizzell
The pandemic has put everyone’s life out of sync but for some in their 30s, the turmoil has added complications, says Nell Frizzell, author of The Panic Years

Nell Frizzell

24, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Air pollution significantly raises risk of infertility, study finds
Exclusive: With 30% of infertility unexplained, pollution could be an ‘unignorable’ risk factor, scientists say

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, Feb, 2021 @12:18 PM

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Have you seen the price of sperm? It's time to democratise fertility treatment | Arwa Mahdawi
Having a baby by IVF or IUI shouldn’t be something only the wealthy or lucky can do. We need to widen access – though I’m not sure EmbryoGlue can help

Arwa Mahdawi

05, Jan, 2021 @3:11 PM

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England's first not-for-profit IVF clinic to open in 2021
British Pregnancy Advisory Service is setting up fertility network to address inequalities in provision

Helen Pidd North of England editor

29, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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My fertility treatment failed three times in 2020 and I discovered how to live with uncertainty | Lynn Enright
This was the year that certainty evaporated, but amid so much loss from Covid-19 I found small wonders to be thankful for, says author Lynn Enright

Lynn Enright

28, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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‘It feels like a lost year’: the women who fear 2020 has stolen their chance of motherhood
With dating on hold, jobs lost and IVF postponed, many women fear their last chance to have a child may have disappeared. How are they coping?

Sirin Kale

08, Dec, 2020 @7:49 AM

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Singapore to offer baby bonus as people put plans on hold in Covid crisis
It comes as data shows pandemic influencing birthrates in different ways around world

Rebecca Ratcliffe, South-east Asia correspondent

07, Oct, 2020 @1:28 PM

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