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Explainer: When will IVF treatment be provided through the Irish public health service?
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Explainer: When will IVF treatment be provided through the Irish public health service?

Dec 19th 2019, 6:03 PM 14,303 Views 16 Comments

New fertility hubs will be open next year, with IVF available in 2021.

€2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government
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€2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government

Dec 18th 2019, 9:00 PM 16,104 Views 21 Comments

One course of IVF treatment can cost between €4,000 and €4,500.

'Many times I just keep smiling to avoid crumbling into a crying mess'
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'Many times I just keep smiling to avoid crumbling into a crying mess'

Sep 9th 2017, 8:30 AM 21,271 Views 18 Comments

People should think before they speak when it comes to fertility issues, Julie Ronaghan writes.

Doctor defends 'three-parent baby' technique amid criticism
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Doctor defends 'three-parent baby' technique amid criticism

Jun 3rd 2017, 10:00 AM 22,589 Views 19 Comments

Valeriy Zukin has used the procedure to help infertile couples have children.

Infertility problems in mice solved with 3D-printed ovaries
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Infertility problems in mice solved with 3D-printed ovaries

May 17th 2017, 9:21 AM 7,926 Views 16 Comments

It’s hoped that 3D-printed skin, ears, bone scaffolds, and heart valves could solve a number of medical issues.

It's now possible to test sperm quality with a smartphone
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It's now possible to test sperm quality with a smartphone

Mar 27th 2017, 6:15 AM 20,267 Views 20 Comments

An optical attachment analyses video of semen.

A Spanish fertility clinic that plays music to foetuses has bought a surgery in Kildare
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A Spanish fertility clinic that plays music to foetuses has bought a surgery in Kildare

Jul 2nd 2016, 8:30 AM 16,486 Views 102 Comments

The Clane Fertility Clinic is going to start using the technique to help the IVF process.

Infertile, dating and 33: How do you bring up an inability to have children?
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Infertile, dating and 33: How do you bring up an inability to have children?

Jun 5th 2016, 8:00 PM 11,734 Views 50 Comments

“You can’t just bring up the “do you want kids” conversation over your first date martini,” writes Clare McAfee two years after her ‘horrible diagnosis’.

Landmark: First pregnancy using innovative fertility treatment in Ireland
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Landmark: First pregnancy using innovative fertility treatment in Ireland

Jun 2nd 2016, 6:05 AM 15,208 Views 6 Comments

The Cork Fertility Centre has announced the breakthrough.

"In theory you could do anything you wanted with a human embryo in Ireland"
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"In theory you could do anything you wanted with a human embryo in Ireland"

May 5th 2016, 9:57 AM 12,368 Views 59 Comments

A new, controversial embryo-growth breakthrough could help science in the study of infertility. However, fears abound that the research breaches ethical guidelines.

Super-gonorrhoea a 'serious threat' in Ireland
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Super-gonorrhoea a 'serious threat' in Ireland

Apr 18th 2016, 2:34 PM 31,810 Views 36 Comments

The HSE says it’s something they’ve been taking seriously for a long time.

Why do people say this: ‘They’ve been married a while now? What’s keeping her?'
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Why do people say this: ‘They’ve been married a while now? What’s keeping her?'

Mar 2nd 2016, 5:00 PM 487 Views 39 Comments

To be told you cannot conceive on your own is devastating, cruel and unfair, writes Jennifer Ryan Moran.

When a couple faces the reality of infertility, it can send them into crisis mode
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When a couple faces the reality of infertility, it can send them into crisis mode

Jan 14th 2016, 5:00 PM 1,897 Views 46 Comments

Ovulation calendars, doctors’ appointments, tests and treatments start to take over.

'My failure to conceive makes me feel like I'm not functioning as a woman'
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'My failure to conceive makes me feel like I'm not functioning as a woman'

Oct 24th 2015, 7:30 PM 111,656 Views 133 Comments

An anonymous contributor talks about her struggle to conceive and the emotional impact it can have on a person.

Do you suffer with polycystic ovary syndrome? New research hopes to help you
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Do you suffer with polycystic ovary syndrome? New research hopes to help you

Jun 22nd 2015, 6:05 AM 21,094 Views 4 Comments

Up to one in five women are estimated to be affected by the condition.

A Personal Story: My life with Turner Syndrome
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A Personal Story: My life with Turner Syndrome

Sep 29th 2014, 7:30 AM 44,165 Views 27 Comments

At 28, Turner Syndrome continues to dominate my life and now the time is right to step out from the invisible wall I seem to have built around myself.

Not legislating for surrogacy is 'simply kicking the can down the road'
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Not legislating for surrogacy is 'simply kicking the can down the road'

Sep 26th 2014, 11:05 AM 4,531 Views 12 Comments

The Medical Director of Sims IVF says removing surrogacy from the Child and Family Relationships Bill is a lost opportunity.

More research needed into possible link between infertility and mobile phones
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More research needed into possible link between infertility and mobile phones

Jul 22nd 2014, 9:04 PM 11,582 Views 24 Comments

An Irish support group has asked couples not to panic about a recent study.

Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants
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Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants

Jul 18th 2014, 7:00 PM 9,015 Views 6 Comments

It’s not as funny as it sounds.

Opinion: I'm not genetically linked to my son or daughter but, honestly, it just doesn't matter
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Opinion: I'm not genetically linked to my son or daughter but, honestly, it just doesn't matter

Jun 12th 2014, 7:30 PM 93 Views 17 Comments

Dealing with my own infertility and the emotional journey that is IVF was full of anguish, but now we have our beautiful twins – and I love them so much it’s overwhelming.

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

Jun 11th 2014, 7:30 PM 465 Views 61 Comments

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.

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

Jun 10th 2014, 7:30 PM 160 Views 34 Comments

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

Celebrities commended for highlighting their infertility problems
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Celebrities commended for highlighting their infertility problems

May 13th 2014, 6:43 PM 27,217 Views 42 Comments

The National Infertility Support and Information Group is working ‘to banish the taboo’ around infertility.

Irish researchers discovering more and more about male infertility
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Irish researchers discovering more and more about male infertility

Oct 18th 2013, 7:15 AM 8,349 Views 13 Comments

Male infertility is responsible for about 50 per cent of infertility in Ireland.

New IVF treatment could result in couples having successful pregnancies
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New IVF treatment could result in couples having successful pregnancies

May 23rd 2013, 8:00 AM 11,808 Views 15 Comments

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.

Potential infertility cure: stem cells create viable eggs in mice
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Potential infertility cure: stem cells create viable eggs in mice

Oct 4th 2012, 7:46 PM 3,322 Views 12 Comments

It’s a long way from working in humans but researchers have made a leap forward.

Frozen - over fresh - embryos may improve IVF success
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Frozen - over fresh - embryos may improve IVF success

Sep 5th 2012, 8:15 PM 5,809 Views 1 Comment

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.

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

Aug 12th 2012, 6:30 PM 75 Views 97 Comments

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?

Pope says marriage is only place 'worthy' of conception
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Pope says marriage is only place 'worthy' of conception

Feb 27th 2012, 2:07 PM 8,770 Views 188 Comments

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

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

Aug 30th 2011, 7:41 AM 941 Views 7 Comments

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

Scientists grow sperm in laboratory
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Scientists grow sperm in laboratory

Mar 25th 2011, 10:13 AM 1,116 Views 0 Comments

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

Babies born through IVF may have twice the risk of cerebral palsy
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Babies born through IVF may have twice the risk of cerebral palsy

Nov 3rd 2010, 1:43 PM 599 Views 0 Comments

New research shows that the treatment itself may double the risk.