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#Infertility

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: When will IVF treatment be provided through the Irish public health service? Infertility

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

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

From TheJournal.ie €2 million in funding for IVF and fertility treatment set to be announced by government Infertility

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Many times I just keep smiling to avoid crumbling into a crying mess' Endometriosis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Doctor defends 'three-parent baby' technique amid criticism Ukraine

Doctor defends 'three-parent baby' technique amid criticism

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

From TheJournal.ie Infertility problems in mice solved with 3D-printed ovaries Breakthrough

Infertility problems in mice solved with 3D-printed ovaries

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

From TheJournal.ie It's now possible to test sperm quality with a smartphone There's A Fap For That

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

An optical attachment analyses video of semen.

From TheJournal.ie A Spanish fertility clinic that plays music to foetuses has bought a surgery in Kildare Health

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Infertile, dating and 33: How do you bring up an inability to have children? Column

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

“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’.

From TheJournal.ie Landmark: First pregnancy using innovative fertility treatment in Ireland Sperm Extraction

Landmark: First pregnancy using innovative fertility treatment in Ireland

The Cork Fertility Centre has announced the breakthrough.

From TheJournal.ie "In theory you could do anything you wanted with a human embryo in Ireland" Moral Dilemma?

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Super-gonorrhoea a 'serious threat' in Ireland STI

Super-gonorrhoea a 'serious threat' in Ireland

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie When a couple faces the reality of infertility, it can send them into crisis mode Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'My failure to conceive makes me feel like I'm not functioning as a woman' Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Do you suffer with polycystic ovary syndrome? New research hopes to help you Pcos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A Personal Story: My life with Turner Syndrome My Experience

A Personal Story: My life with Turner Syndrome

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.

From TheJournal.ie Not legislating for surrogacy is 'simply kicking the can down the road' Infertility

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

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

From TheJournal.ie More research needed into possible link between infertility and mobile phones Male Fertility

More research needed into possible link between infertility and mobile phones

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

From TheJournal.ie Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants Jumbo Dumbo

Junk in that trunk: The weight problem facing elephants

It’s not as funny as it sounds.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I'm not genetically linked to my son or daughter but, honestly, it just doesn't matter Having Children

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

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.

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 Celebrities commended for highlighting their infertility problems Speaking Out

Celebrities commended for highlighting their infertility problems

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish researchers discovering more and more about male infertility Globozoospermia

Irish researchers discovering more and more about male infertility

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

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

Potential infertility cure: stem cells create viable eggs in mice

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

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 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 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 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 Scientists grow sperm in laboratory Fertility

Scientists grow sperm in laboratory

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

From TheJournal.ie Babies born through IVF may have twice the risk of cerebral palsy Living

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

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