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#Fertility

From TheJournal.ie Study finds old men's sperm is just as good as young men's Fast Swimmers

Study finds old men's sperm is just as good as young men's

It’s sperm quality that matters, lads.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We were a normal married couple who fell on hard times. Now, we sleep in our car. Homeless

Opinion: We were a normal married couple who fell on hard times. Now, we sleep in our car.

When we see homeless people, we only look at where they ended up – not the road that took them there.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It's still hard to express the sadness that comes with being unable to have children Fertility

Opinion: It's still hard to express the sadness that comes with being unable to have children

In the past, people with cystic fibrosis typically died in childhood. But now that we have longer lifespans we are often faced with a new problem: infertility.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Infertility can be utterly devastating for a man – don't allow him to suffer in silence Fertility Problems

Opinion: Infertility can be utterly devastating for a man – don't allow him to suffer in silence

There can be an emphasis on the woman when talking about infertility, but men hurt deeply too.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Our daughters can't be expected to live for the sole purpose of bearing children Family

Opinion: Our daughters can't be expected to live for the sole purpose of bearing children

Comments made by a high-profile TV presenter about girls’ education have sparked a backlash – have we not learned anything over the past few decades?

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Morning, folks. Here’s everything you need to know on this election count day.

From TheJournal.ie Couples with fertility problems warned about cholesterol link Health

Couples with fertility problems warned about cholesterol link

And it is not just women’s levels that are the problem.

From TheJournal.ie Group says HSE should pay for chemo patients to have eggs frozen Fertility

Group says HSE should pay for chemo patients to have eggs frozen

Those on lower incomes are selling life insurance policies and taking out considerable loans to cover costs.

From TheJournal.ie Financial pressures and lack of affordable housing linked to low fertility rates Families

Financial pressures and lack of affordable housing linked to low fertility rates

A Trinity College symposium suggested that housing finance and pension systems depresses young couples’ ability to form households and as a result has also depressed fertility rates in that country.

From TheJournal.ie Study ties chemical to possible miscarriage risk Fertility

Study ties chemical to possible miscarriage risk

The study is not cause for alarm, but “it’s far from reassuring that BPA is safe” for women, said leading fertility doctor.

From TheJournal.ie Baby born after mother's ovaries are 'reawakened' Fertility

Baby born after mother's ovaries are 'reawakened'

The new technique can be used on infertile women and those who have gone through early menopause.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Is society finally able to recognise the pain of a miscarriage? Read Me

Column: Is society finally able to recognise the pain of a miscarriage?

Until recent years, miscarriage was not something that was spoken about: it was simply brushed under the carpet. But couples should not be afraid to be open about their grief – talking will help them to heal, writes Deirdre Pierce-McDonnell.

From TheJournal.ie Not such a small world after all with population to reach 9.6 billion by 2050 World Population

Not such a small world after all with population to reach 9.6 billion by 2050

Growth will be mainly in developing countries, with more than half in Africa.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Lego school, some baby-making lingerie and a very smart lock Week In Web This post contains videos

Weird Wide Web: Lego school, some baby-making lingerie and a very smart lock

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

From TheJournal.ie New IVF treatment could result in couples having successful pregnancies Fertility

New IVF treatment could result in couples having successful pregnancies

The ‘time-lapse’ technology can pinpoint the abnormalities in human embryos that cause IVF failure or miscarriage and raises live birth rates by 56 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Which county has the lowest disposable income per person? Quality Of Life

Which county has the lowest disposable income per person?

New CSO figures also indicate that 15 per cent of all accommodation was vacant in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Instagram, Gangnam and partridges in pear trees: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Instagram, Gangnam and partridges in pear trees: The week in numbers

How long does a Presidential website last? And how much does it pay to Assemble the Avengers?

From TheJournal.ie Ireland retains highest birth rate of any EU country Birth Rate

Ireland retains highest birth rate of any EU country

An ESRI study shows a larger proportion of the Irish population having children than any other EU member state.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Birth rate falls, but Irish women remain Europe's most fertile New Arrivals

Birth rate falls, but Irish women remain Europe's most fertile

The average Irish woman will have 2.06 children in her childbearing years – more than anyone else in the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie Cystic Fibrosis Association welcomes granting of licences for embryo testing Screening

Cystic Fibrosis Association welcomes granting of licences for embryo testing

Clinics will now offer tests to screen for diseases like cystic fibrosis as well as abnormalities that can cause miscarriages and IVF failure.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know on this rainy Friday morning…

From TheJournal.ie New cutting-edge fertility treatment offered at Beacon Medical Campus Fertility

New cutting-edge fertility treatment offered at Beacon Medical Campus

For the first time in Ireland couples will be able to access treatments like Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis and Chromosome Screening Array.

From TheJournal.ie Frozen - over fresh - embryos may improve IVF success Fertility

Frozen - over fresh - embryos may improve IVF success

Senior clinical embryologist at Beacon Court in Dublin welcomes the new research stating embryo freezing and waiting for a better conditioned womb linings may be the way forward.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists grow sperm cells from skin Fertility

Scientists grow sperm cells from skin

Researchers say this discovery means it may one day be possible to treat male infertility.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Walnuts 'improve sperm health' in men, say researchers Walnuts

Walnuts 'improve sperm health' in men, say researchers

A study on men consuming a ‘Western-style’ diet showed that eating 75gm of walnuts a day improved sperm vitality.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Having children doesn’t define men, so why should it define women? Opinion

Column: Having children doesn’t define men, so why should it define women?

Maeve Binchy’s books would have been different if she’d had children, according to one newspaper. Abigail Rieley asks: Why do we put this pressure on women?

From TheJournal.ie Clinic announces first Irish pregnancy from new fertility technique Good News

Clinic announces first Irish pregnancy from new fertility technique

The new method, called vitrification, involves the ultra-rapid freezing of embryos and oocytes (eggs).

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Baby boom: More babies born than in any year since 1891 Stats

Baby boom: More babies born than in any year since 1891

The CSO has released new figures about births, deaths and marriages in Ireland – including how the average age of brides and grooms is now at a record high.

From TheJournal.ie Census shows family sizes are still declining - but at a slower pace Census 2011

Census shows family sizes are still declining - but at a slower pace

New data shows the average number of children in an Irish family is today 1.38.

From TheJournal.ie New research shows fatty foods impact quality of sperm, fertility Health

New research shows fatty foods impact quality of sperm, fertility

Bad news: eating junk food may well reduce a man’s sperm count. Good news: Fish and plant oils can improve semen quality.

From TheJournal.ie Pope says marriage is only place 'worthy' of conception Catholic Church

Pope says marriage is only place 'worthy' of conception

Pope Benedict also said that infertile couples should shun artificial procreation.

From TheJournal.ie Study finds young women have egg-producing stem cells after all Fertility

Study finds young women have egg-producing stem cells after all

Doctors had believed women were born with all of the eggs they would ever have, but new research suggests young women could produce new eggs.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Deep down, I am still angry at the unfairness of it all’ Read Me

Column: ‘Deep down, I am still angry at the unfairness of it all’

Helen Browne describes her experience of infertility, and asks for people to be more sensitive to this painful condition.

From TheJournal.ie Sexual healthcare now considered a 'luxury'? Sexual Health

Sexual healthcare now considered a 'luxury'?

The Dublin Well Woman Centre has seen a significant drop in the number of people attending for STI screening.

From TheJournal.ie Women told to 'floss for fertility' Fertility

Women told to 'floss for fertility'

As if you didn’t need more reasons to floss: poor dental hygiene has been linked to a delay in a woman’s ability to conceive – and a host of other health problems.

US medical authorities revoke licence of 'Octomom' doctor

Officials revoked the licence after an investigation found Dr Michael Kamrava had implanted six times the normal number of embryos into Nadya Suleman.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists grow sperm in laboratory Fertility

Scientists grow sperm in laboratory

Japanese researchers have cultivated sperm from the testes of baby mice.