It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.
Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.
On Sunday the Canberra Fertility Centre celebrates 30 years of making families in the national capital.
The patient had been raped. Her fallopian tubes had to be taken because he'd given her gonorrhoea. And with them had gone her dream of becoming a mother.
The president of IVF's peak body says that there is little taxpayer value in subsidising treatment after a woman turns 45.
Lisa Mahar, 37, recently learned she needed IVF to increase her chances of having a baby. She had to move fast.
It's early days – and the treatment won't be offered any time soon – but it represents an important advance in fertility research.
It seems unlikely, but there might be a silver lining for those who need to undergo in vitro fertilisation treatment.
"You are mentally and physically spent and your dreams of having a baby dwindle with each failing cycle."
IVF clinics have been caught out offering flat payments to egg and sperm donors, which could constitute an illegal inducement.
This case should open a broader debate about assisted reproduction in Australia, and the issue surrounding the obstetric care of women returning home pregnant after 'treatment' overseas.
A woman giving birth in her 60s might incite shock and awe today. But within 50 years, there's a good chance it will be reasonably common.
A Tasmanian woman has become a mother at the age of 62, making her the oldest woman to give birth in Australia.