AMY CORDEROY Scientists have calculated at exactly what age you need to start trying to get pregnant to have the best chance of realising your dream.
JO HARTLEY A new clinic claims to offer an expert one-stop fertility check. But is it really helpful?
HARRIET ALEXANDER Couples using IVF may be able to choose the gender of their babies and women could be financially compensated for donating their eggs.
EVELYN LEWIN After giving birth, the last thing you want to think about is contraception. But you can get pregnant before your period comes back.
Michael Gold A new gadget uses a tiny microscope and the camera on an iPad to calculate sperm count and motility.
HARRIET ALEXANDER A growing number of women want a controversial method of permanent birth control removed from the market.
JO HARTLEY We often read about women being advised to put their eggs on ice - but is it time men started the doing the same with their sperm?
Clare Sibthorpe Leigh Travers endured a six-year long struggle of seven heartbreaking miscarriages and $25,000 in IVF treatment before the successful birth of daughter Ava.
Brooke Tasovac Uterine fibroids can affect fertility, but with treatment it's possible to conceive and carry a baby.
Margaret Scheikowski It's long been known that women with endometriosis have difficulties getting pregnant.
AAP In a world first, a woman has given birth after surgeons implanted ovarian tissue that had been removed when she was a child.
Louise Wedgwood Having produced a child is no guarantee someone can do it twice. In fact, around 10 per cent of the mums you may know have been struggling to have another child for more than a year.
Michelle Duff "I'd never really failed a test - how could I fail this particularly manly test?"
Sian Roguski After seven years of wishing, hoping, crying, punching pillows and shouting "why me?!", the end result is more than I ever thought possible.
Benjamin Mueller A mother was applying for government assistance when she made the claim that one man was responsible for her twins. She was wrong.
Michael Thurston TV star Sofia Vergara has broken her silence about a legal battle with her ex-boyfriend over frozen embryos they conceived while still a couple, in a case raising thorny ethical questions.
Craig Butt, Health Reporter A national chain of fertility clinics is offering egg donors a $5000 payment to cover their expenses, a first for Australia which is raising concerns the money could act as an inducement.
AMY CORDEROY Fertility doctors have described their "most extraordinary case" - creating a healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man had died.
Cristina Odone A mother has helped her 24-year-old son become a father by being a surrogate for a baby conceived using her son's sperm and a donor egg.
LETITIA ROWLANDS George Deka, Kerrie Hancox and their two daughters may seem like a conventional family of four. However their story is actually so modern that the nation's legal system is yet to catch up with them.
Roger Hart Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormonal condition, affecting roughly one in 12 Australian women.
An Indian woman who discovered she had mostly male chromosomes has given birth to healthy twins.
Lisa Rapaport Coeliac disease may be at the root of some women's problems with infertility, researchers say.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Actress Jaime King has spoken candidly about her battle to become a mum, revealing she struggled to fall pregnant, suffered many losses, and was in constant pain.
Lisa Rapaport Surrogate mums don't appear to suffer lasting mental health difficulties as a result of giving away the babies they delivered.
Shabnam Dastgheib A remote-controlled contraceptive chip, an "origami condom", an internal ring that can kill off HIV as well as prevent pregnancy.
JO HARTLEY Getting a diagnosis of unexplained fertility can be difficult and frustrating - but it's not all bad news.
Jenna Healey Surprisingly little is known about the exact decline of fertility with age, as there is no magic age limit for pregnancy that applies to all women.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Men could soon have access to an injectable long-term contraceptive which works in a similar way to a vasectomy but promises to be easily reversed.
Jane E Brody Sometimes medical syndromes are named long before they are fully understood. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is one such condition.
Jayne Cornwill This time my husband and I hadn't taken any chances. We had paid $50,000 and travelled 13,000 kilometres to make sure the baby growing inside me was female.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Not many couples can say they had a baby together before they even met, but that's the truth for Aminah Hart and her partner Scott Anderson.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Julie Grygla wasn't sure she wanted to have children. Now the US woman and her husband Dave are set to become parents to five babies under the age of 14 months.
Sarah Knapton Ice cream may be the ultimate comfort food, but a study suggests it could also help older women to have children.
JO HARTLEY Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.
Meredith Rodriguez A US woman is suing a sperm bank after it sent her vials from African-American man, instead of the white donor she had selected.
LETITIA ROWLANDS This couple received an extreme shock as they found out theirs was a one in 70 million conception.
A mother-of-five who calls her two youngest sons "miracle babies" is just one of many mums seeking financial compensation for their children's unplanned conceptions.
KERRI SACKVILLE “You’re nowhere near menopausal,” my doctor cheerily informed me, and my heart sank. I don’t want to live with worry about pregnancy anymore.
Harriet Alexander and Brigid Delaney Women who underestimate their fertility are turning away from contraception, often resulting in unintended pregnancies.
Karin Hammarberg Timing sex to coincide with your most fertile days can reduce the time it takes to conceive, and could even save you a trip to the fertility clinic.
Justin McCabe One man shares his advice about the part potential dads-to-be need to play when a couple is seeking fertility treatment.
LIAM DUCEY Manipulating rosters, coordinating 'conjugal' visits, working on site with your partner; getting pregnant can prove stressful for FIFO workers.
NEDAHL STELIO Welcome to an egg-freezing party, where women drink champagne, are educated on the science of freezing their eggs, and the offer of putting your fertility on hold is openly discussed.
LINDSAY MURDOCH Thailand's surrogacy industry has been thrown into the spotlight by the tragic case of six-month-old baby Gammy, whose Australian parents refused to take him after they discovered he had Down syndrome.
LETITIA ROWLANDS For one in five infertile couples, the reason for the failure to conceive is male infertility. Recent studies have suggested mobile phones and cannabis use are two factors which could damage a man's chances of becoming a dad.
Melody McCabe "Infertility is an invisible loss. No one else can appreciate the depth and intensity." The words were part of advice I think every person battling to conceive should read.
Jo Stanley Whether it is placebo or panacea, traditional Chinese medicine gives me a sense of being better balanced - and I believe it gave me our first baby, too. So why isn't it working this time around?
Lenny Bernstein In a study of 501 couples who were trying to conceive, the time it took for the woman to become pregnant was longest if both partners had high cholesterol in their blood.
Julia Llewellyn Smith Many women think they're past having children once they hit their early forties. But while fertility does decline as you get older, the drop is not as great as we are sometimes led to believe.
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