Every woman who has used the "well, we have to go through childbirth" line to win an argument with a man may soon be set to eat her words.
Ariana Eunjung Cha The Tsimane women of Bolivia are often revered as among the most fertile in the world - on average having 10 children in their lifetimes -- but some are even more fertile than others.
JULIA MEDEW A Melbourne couple is suing the Royal Children's Hospital for failing to diagnose a genetic disorder in their first child - an error they allege caused them to have another child with severe disabilities.
Sarah Knapton The children of single mothers who used sperm donors to conceive do not suffer from the lack of a father, Cambridge University has claimed.
COSIMA MARRINER Attorney-General Gabrielle Upton determined to improve laws around surrogacy.
Staff writers When Sherri Dickson made the decision to become a surrogate, she thought she would be helping to mend her daughter's broken heart.
Melody McCabe When a couple is desperate to become parents but are faced with disappointment month after month, anything which might help them is welcome. But can meditation really assist with fertility?
LETITIA ROWLANDS Lorraine Donakey thought she might never become a mum after six miscarriages. But after undergoing a new treatment which involves the use of a substance containing egg yolk, she now has a healthy baby girl.
Paula Goodyer Acupuncture has a mysterious but positive influence on a range of hormonal problems, including polycystic ovary syndrome and the hot flushes of menopause.
Surrogacy has been a sleeper issue, but it's about to wake up, writes Brian Robins.
Brian Robins - State Politics Parents of children born through surrogacy would be given full legal recognition for the first time, under a bill introduced in Parliament last night. Couples would also be able to enter into surrogacy arrangements abroad.
Joel Gibson After years of legal confusion, couples who use a surrogate mother in NSW will be able to get legal recognition of their status as parents in state courts.
Matt Wade IN DELHI and Conrad Walters A growing number of male couples from Australia and other Western countries are hiring surrogates in India to bear children, but that might no longer be possible if a draft bill to regulate IVF in India becomes law.
Paula Goodyer With IVF offering a monthly pregnancy rate that is two to three times higher than nature, it will always appeal to couples in the stressed-out 21st century. But achieving a pregnancy can be a bit like painting a wall, It's all in the preparation.
Laura Graham Before we begin, I should alert you that this story ends with a baby. It ends with the very baby who, deemed an impossibility, started my family on a journey that began with slammed doors and cold shoulders and without any notion that there would be a pay-off for all of the tears at the end.
Deborah Smith The possibility of men - and women - growing their own sperm in the laboratory has moved closer, with scientists creating human sperm from embryonic stem cells for the first time.
Liz Porter Women in their 30s are trying to outsmart the biological clock by freezing their eggs, writes Liz Porter.
Sharon Gray Like most two-month-old babies, Luke sleeps a lot, waking only to blink at the world and feed. He does not yet know that according to the Australian High Commission in New Delhi, he is the first Australian baby to be born of an Indian surrogate mother.
Matt Wade Surrogate mothers and egg donors are a burgeoning business in India, writes Matt Wade in New Delhi.
Kate Benson Eager parents-to-be are turning to India in pursuit of their dream, but proposed regulations could crack down on the practice, writes Kate Benson.
Allison Tait For many couples, a donor egg provides a last chance in their effort to conceive a child. Here, a multiple egg donor and a woman desperate for a baby reveal what egg donation means to them.
Allison Tait Donating an egg to another woman is a complex emotional and legal process that few are willing to tackle. What motivates women to pursue being an egg donor?
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