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Old sperm and international imports: Victoria has a donor shortage
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Old sperm and international imports: Victoria has a donor shortage

Television producer Nick decided to donate sperm in 1996. Two decades and 16 offspring later, it's still in play.

  • by Aisha Dow

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How the 'egg timer' test falsely feeds women's fertility anxieties
Monash IVF

How the 'egg timer' test falsely feeds women's fertility anxieties

Women anxious about their ticking clocks are being led to believe that a flawed test can predict their ability to have a baby.

  • by Kate Aubusson
Experts concerned fertility testing is an expensive con
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Experts concerned fertility testing is an expensive con

Recent studies, and many experts, suggest fertility tests are misleading women into making decisions based on scientifically unproven data.

  • by Caroline Zielinski
Victims sue retired doctor who worked for jailed fake gynaecologist
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Victims sue retired doctor who worked for jailed fake gynaecologist

A well-known obstetrician who allegedly worked alongside a notorious fake gynaecologist is being sued by more than a dozen former patients.

  • by Tom Cowie & Adam Cooper
The secret to going from 'childless' to 'child-free' is going overseas
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The secret to going from 'childless' to 'child-free' is going overseas

While this story has a sad beginning, it actually has a very happy middle, and an ending still to be written.

  • by Alice Clarke
Baby boom for Canberra as fertility rate rises, data shows
Canberra

Baby boom for Canberra as fertility rate rises, data shows

Nicola and Simon Newton's newborn son, Finley, who was born on Sunday, starts life in the midst of a Canberra baby boom.

  • by Jasper Lindell
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I'm 38, childless and, no thanks, I don't want to freeze my eggs
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I'm 38, childless and, no thanks, I don't want to freeze my eggs

The doctor didn't ask my relationship status or my feelings about having children beyond, "Do you want kids?" Yes, hopefully, but ...

  • by Melissa Singer
Alarming cover-ups spark pledge for public IVF clinics
Fertility

Alarming cover-ups spark pledge for public IVF clinics

In one incident faulty incubators resulted in the destruction of many embryos, but patients were lied to about the real cause.

  • by Aisha Dow & Noel Towell
Government toughens IVF laws to protect embryo donors and kids
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Government toughens IVF laws to protect embryo donors and kids

The NSW government has moved to close a legislative loophole in a bid to allow children born through IVF to access details about their heritage.

  • by Esther Han
Suffering in silence: the ‘secret life of infertile women’ laid bare
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Suffering in silence: the ‘secret life of infertile women’ laid bare

Research has revealed the impact of long-term struggle with infertility on women.

  • by Wendy Tuohy
'Dr Love' egg-freezing clinic targets young women and single Asians
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'Dr Love' egg-freezing clinic targets young women and single Asians

Australia is set to get a new player in the fertility market, offering pay-as-you-go egg freezing to a new generation.

  • by Aisha Dow