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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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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Motherhood

A better way of giving birth

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

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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.

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.

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...

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.

Knowing your place

Knowing your place

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Thea O'connor It's 10 years since parenting educator Michael Grose wrote When First Borns Rule the World and Last Borns Want to Change It.

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Your mate has married an idiot. Now what?

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Rebecca Holman How to keep your mouth shut and play nice while your friend works out she’s shacked up with a total drip.

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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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'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.

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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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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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.

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Buried memory

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A tragic school shooting prompted recollections of a disturbing incident.

Miracle pregnancy

Claims of virgin births in US near 1 per cent: study

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It's that time of year again when people around the world recount the Christmas tale of Jesus' birth to the Virgin Mary.