Birth

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Does birth order influence relationship success?

Katherine Feeney Survey suggests those born first stand a better chance of landing a loving, long-term relationship than their siblings.

CityKat

Does birth order influence love and sex success?

Katherine Feeney New research indicates those born first stand a better chance of landing a loving, long-term relationship than their siblings. Only children were also less lucky in love.

Motherhood

A better way of giving birth

Baby, childbirth, labour, motherhood, birth, hospital, maternity leave, nappies, crying.

Sandy Smith What Aussie mums can learn from traditional childbirth practices.

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Fact v fiction

Birth control: myths and misconceptions

Contraceptive pill, contraception.

Dr Deborah Bateson How contraception affects fertility, weight and your risk of cancer.

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Oldest new mother gives birth at 63

A 63-year-old Dutch woman has given birth, becoming the oldest-ever new mother in the Netherlands, the hospital and news reports say.

Birth of the bump

What to expect when you're expecting

Dvora Meyers The tabloid obsession with baby bumps conveniently fuses our fascination with women’s appearances with our preoccupation with their reproductive functions.

Enter the dragons: why birth rate will soar

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Glenda Kwek Once every 12 years, something very big happens to China's birth rate ... about 2700 more babies are born every day.

Misconception

Sarah Dingle who has been trying to find her genetic father who was a donor and all records from Royal North Shore Hospital have been destroyed.
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Who's the daddy? A sperm-donor daughter's quest to discover her real father.

Brazilian who turned 126 years old last week could be oldest living person

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Matt Roper A Brazilian man whose parents were African slaves could be the oldest living person ever documented after receiving a birth certificate showing he turned 126 last week, it was reported on Tuesday.

Teens and sex

When can teenagers have a partner sleep over?

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Matty Silver Talking about sex with teenagers is something most parents find difficult; the teenage years are tough on both teens and parents.

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Fratelli Paradiso an enduring spot

Quality: Pasta with scampi from Fratelli Paradiso

Daisy Dumas This was bound to happen. It’s only the natural order of things, for a column that pits the favourite spots of some of our best-known Sydneysiders against S’s taste tests to cut the...

The secret to a long life

World's oldest person celebrates her 116th birthday: 'Eat and sleep and you will live a long time'

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Julian Ryall Misao Okawa, a Japanese woman born in 1898, shares her recipe for longevity: eating lots of sushi and sleeping eight hours a night.

How times have changed

Would you pop a placenta pill?

Sandy Smith Repulsive no-no or healthy supplement? The debate is a long way from being settled.

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Male fertility test

Welcome to a woman's world

Sperm and egg in a still from the IMAX film The Human Body.

Victoria Lambert The new DIY male fertility test will mark a shift in the way we talk about a growing problem for men.

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When the black dog bites

Illustration by Simon Bosch

Depression is personal. No two cases are the same and not all treatments suit everyone.

Too much?

Womb tubing - the latest trend in oversharing?

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Sandy Smith In the era of "is nothing private any more?" thousands of women are revealing their pregnancy test results live on camera and posting the videos on YouTube even before they have told their husbands,...

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Safe sex

Why are some of us still embarrassed to buy condoms?

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Matty Silver Buying condoms means that you want sex and many aren't comfortable showing it, when in our modern society it really should be as easy as buying toothpaste.

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Opening up

Let's talk about therapy: celebs in counselling

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Winnie Salamon I don't know about you, but the idea of sitting in a quiet room talking about myself to a sympathetic stranger whose sole focus is me sounds like a pretty good time.

Puberty blues

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Lissa Christopher Puberty is tough enough at the best of times, but even more so when it strikes early.

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Buried memory

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A tragic school shooting prompted recollections of a disturbing incident.