ARTICLES RELATING TO FERTILITY

White women more likely to seek fertility treatment

2014-08-21 11:59

White, heterosexual women are the prime recipients of infertility treatments, more than minority lesbian and bisexual women.

Is surrogacy safe?

2014-08-12 08:31

Surrogacy is a complex process which can be problematic.

Is surrogacy safe in SA?

2014-08-08 08:39

Surrogacy is a complex process which can be problematic- here’s what SA law says.

For fertility, size does matter

2014-07-31 16:00

The dimension in question is not penis or testicle size, but a measurement known as anogenital distance.

You CAN get pregnant while breastfeeding!

2014-07-25 16:14

Breastfeeding moms can still get pregnant.

You CAN get pregnant while breastfeeding!

2014-07-21 14:18

Breastfeeding moms can still get pregnant, despite beliefs to the contrary.

What is hypno-fertility?

2014-07-14 07:00

You've tried everything else and it may feel like you'll never fall pregnant. Fertility experts chat to us about a treatment that could be the answer.

Baby mice produced from frozen testicle tissue

2014-07-02 15:22

Scientists have for the first time used deep frozen testicle tissue from mice to produce live offspring, which gives hope to boys facing cancer treatment.

Is your cellphone killing your sperm?

2014-06-11 14:43

In men with no exposure to cellphones, 50% to 85% of their sperm had a normal ability to move towards an egg – that fell by an average of 8% among men exposed to cellphones.

Crohn's disease and pregnancy

2014-05-22 12:57

If you have Crohn’s disease, you may be concerned about getting pregnant. Is it safe, for you and the baby?

11 food tips for fertility

2014-05-21 12:19

Everyday life can eat away at your fertility. Make sure your diet gives you the best chance to conceive.

The fertility diet

2014-05-21 12:19

Recently, a number of publications by the Harvard School of Public Health revealed that certain dietary factors may influence female fertility. South African Nutrition Consultant, Dr Ingrid van Heerden comments.

Scientists identify chemicals that damage sperm

2014-05-13 12:03

Scientists have identified chemicals, present in food products, textiles, hygiene products, toys, cosmetics and plastic bottles that interfere with male fertility.

11 food tips for fertility

2014-05-07 15:26

Everyday life can eat away at your fertility. Make sure your diet gives you the best chance to conceive.

Common fertility questions

2014-05-07 15:26

Got a question about fertility? South African Fertility Life Coach Janet Chadwick answers 5 of the most common questions.

Man with reconstructed penis fathers child

2014-04-24 12:11

Reconstruction surgery after botched circumcision allows man to become father.

Is your old stinky T-shirt the key to finding love?

2014-04-17 11:39

You could be choosing your next partner based not on how they look or what they say, but on how they smell.

For fertility, size does matter

2014-03-10 12:43

The dimension in question is not penis or testicle size, but a measurement known as anogenital distance.

5 common fertility questions

2014-02-12 14:48

Got a question about fertility? These are the most common questions answered by an expert.

Are infertility treatments immoral?

2014-02-07 11:00

The Vatican says certain scientific aids to pregnancy are "shameful and utterly reprehensible". Do you agree?

Sperm substitution at fertility clinic

2014-01-14 14:23

The University of Utah is investigating a complaint that a convicted felon working at a fertility clinic replaced a customer's sperm with his own.

'My daughter is my grandchild'

2014-01-09 11:12

Mother, 58, becomes surrogate to her own daughter’s child.

Can cycling harm sperm?

2013-12-12 09:00

Men who bike at least five hours a week may have few problems when it comes to their sperm.

 

Infertile men might need 'sperm shield' boost

2014-08-14 15:03

Men who are infertile for no apparent reason may have something wrong with their germ-fighting 'sperm shield'.

Is surrogacy safe in SA?

2014-08-08 08:39

Surrogacy is a complex process which can be problematic- here’s what SA law says.

Gay baby daddy

2014-08-07 16:00

What goes through the mind of a gay man asked to be a sperm donor?

Lymphoma treatment linked to fertility issues in men

2014-07-28 08:24

A new study suggests that lymphoma treatment may halt men's sperm production.

You CAN get pregnant while breastfeeding!

2014-07-22 07:59

Breastfeeding moms can still get pregnant, despite beliefs to the contrary.

What is hypno-fertility?

2014-07-04 15:40

You've tried everything else and it may feel like you'll never fall pregnant. Fertility experts chat to us about a treatment that could be the answer.

Cellphone exposure may harm sperm

2014-06-10 14:53

In men with no exposure to cellphones, 50% to 85% of their sperm had a normal ability to move towards an egg – that fell by an average of 8% among men exposed to cellphones.

Sex, ovulation, ejaculation and fertilisation: real-life video

2014-05-23 14:37

Remarkable video reveals real-life footage of fertilisation (NSFW).

Menopause: causing grievious bodily harm

2014-05-21 12:24

Without oestrogen, it’s just a matter of time before everyone will start experiencing conditions such as atherosclerosis, osteoporosis and decreased mental ability.

Common fertility questions

2014-05-21 12:19

Got a question about fertility? South African Fertility Life Coach Janet Chadwick answers 5 of the most common questions.

Sex, ovulation, ejaculation and fertilisation: real-life video

2014-05-20 10:57

Remarkable video reveals real-life footage of the miracle of fertilisation (NSFW).

Frozen better than fresh

2014-05-08 13:00

In IVF, frozen embryos may fare better than fresh ones.

The fertility diet

2014-05-07 15:26

Recently, a number of publications by the Harvard School of Public Health revealed that certain dietary factors may influence female fertility. South African Nutrition Consultant, Dr Ingrid van Heerden comments.

What your cervical mucus looks when you're fertile

2014-05-02 11:40

Checking when you're ovulating has just become much easier.

Man with reconstructed penis fathers child

2014-04-25 14:30

Reconstruction surgery after botched circumcision.

Pheromone parties: why you should sniff your date's armpits

2014-04-21 05:00

You could be choosing your next partner based not on how they look or what they say, but on how they smell.

Pheromone parties: why you should sniff your date's armpits

2014-04-16 13:26

You could be choosing your next partner based not on how they look or what they say, but on how they smell.

Are infertility treatments immoral?

2014-02-20 15:00

The Vatican says certain scientific aids to pregnancy are "shameful and utterly reprehensible". Do you agree?

Schizophrenia linked to pregnancy complications

2014-02-07 14:59

A study indicates that women with schizophrenia are at increased risk for serious problems during pregnancy and childbirth.

Gay baby daddy

2014-01-14 15:21

What goes through the mind of a gay man asked to be a sperm donor?

‘I deserved to miscarry’

2014-01-11 09:00

Some women feel they are responsible for the end of their pregnancies.

Obese? Fertility treatment is less successful

2014-01-04 11:00

Obese women undergoing IVF may be half as likely as their normal-weight counterparts to have a baby.

Fertility doctors aim to lower rate of twin births

2013-12-03 07:48

Fertility clinic doctors are reporting an epidemic of twins in the US and are now urging couples to try one embryo at a time.

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