Birth

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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.

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Does birth order influence relationship success?

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

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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.

'Extremely painful time'

Actress Ada Nicodemou speaks out about the loss of her son

Jenna Clarke Ada Nicodemou has spoken out about the still birth of her son by sharing a touching poem.

The right thing

Jane Cadzow For more than an hour, Ross Cameron has been toying dejectedly with the blueberry bagel on the desk in front of him. Finally, he picks it up and tosses it into the bin.

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.

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.
21st July 2014.
Photo: Steven Siewert

Who's the daddy? A sperm-donor daughter's quest to discover her real father.

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...

Teens and sex

When can teenagers have a partner sleep over?

Generic pic of teenagers in love, dating, adolescents, teens, sex.

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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New research

Study finds same-sex parenting is not harmful for children

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Cosima Marriner Children raised by same-sex parents fare just as well in their education, emotional and social development as those raised by heterosexual parents, new research shows.

'Cause there ain't no cure for summertime behaviour

Summertime baby.

Cosima Marriner Summer babies are more likely to struggle with sharing, concentrating, making friends and helping than those born during winter, new research suggests.

Your pregnancy, or theirs?

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Melissa Shedden A barrage of conflicting advice about do's and don'ts during pregnancy awaits women.

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'I don’t need a penis to feel like a dude'

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Annabel Ross Meet Buck Angel: trans man, adult film star and LGBT icon.

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.

'Move-a-body' friends

Would your friends move a body for you?

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Jill Stark According to researcher Brené Brown, if you have one 'move a body' friend in your life, you're lucky

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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.