Fertility problems

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Long NHS waiting lists cutting chances of pregnancy, fertility chief warns
Health service backlogs for gynaecological diagnoses and treatments are preventing women from starting IVF promptly

Rosie Taylor

22, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Weekend podcast: actor Kathleen Turner, Marina Hyde on Prince Harry’s memoir, and navigating fertility as twins
Marina Hyde considers what Prince Harry’s memoir revelations say about us as a nation; Kathleen Turner on navigating chronic illness and falling for Michael Douglas; and Chloë Hamilton describes the heartbreak of fertility, shoulder to shoulder with her twin sister

Hosted by Savannah Ayoade-Greaves, narrated by Serena Manteghi and Suanne Braun, produced by Rachel Porter, and the executive producers are Danielle Stephens and Ellie Bury.

14, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Warning for UK women over physical and financial toll of egg freezing
As increasing numbers choose the now highly commercialised procedure, concerns grow over the lack of transparency in some clinics

Miranda Bryant

08, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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At last, Britain's donor-conceived children can know the truth about their origins | Zeynep Gurtin
A culture of secrecy around sperm and egg donations has given way to greater openness, says fertility consultant Zeynep Gurtin

Zeynep Gurtin

03, Jan, 2023 @2:22 PM

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Everything’s more fun with my cherry-red keytar – the Christmas present I’ll never forget
After a difficult few years, I started playing with a band and now feel as if I am living life in full colour again

Helen Pidd

23, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Affordable childcare is one way to boost Britain’s birth rate | Letters
Expensive creches, lack of access to fertility treatment, worry about the environment – there are many reasons why young women choose not to have children

18, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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It’s not just ignorance that stops us having babies. It’s also poor relationships | Sonia Sodha
A campaign to warn teenagers about their biological clock is approaching the issue the wrong way round

Sonia Sodha

11, Dec, 2022 @7:30 AM

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‘I’m investing some hope’: four women on their decision to freeze their eggs
After scientists cautioned against egg freezing as an ‘insurance policy’, we hear what drives women to do it

Clea Skopeliti and Jedidajah Otte

19, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Humans could face reproductive crisis as sperm count declines, study finds
Global figures suggest sperm concentration has halved in 40 years – and the rate of decline is accelerating

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

15, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Share your experience of egg freezing in the UK
We would like to speak to people who have frozen their eggs after experts warned that it was “not a guarantee” for getting pregnant

Guardian community team

11, Nov, 2022 @4:28 PM

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‘A lottery ticket, not a guarantee’: fertility experts on the rise of egg freezing
Scientists caution against idea of fertility ‘insurance policy’ after Jennifer Aniston advice to freeze eggs

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

11, Nov, 2022 @3:43 PM

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How Jennifer Aniston’s fertility became everyone’s obsession | Zoe Williams
The Friends star’s body was deemed a perfect match for social expectations of femininity, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

10, Nov, 2022 @3:49 PM

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