"Your mother has a secret..." The words of an astrologer spoken to a West Cork woman led to her discovering that she was not her father's biological daughter.
Fertility advice is something we rarely hear men enquiring about. But it is important to know what lifestyle habits might be affecting your sperm count, writes Dr Phil Kieran
Women who only use an inhaler to alleviate the symptoms of an asthma attack rather than taking long-term medication could find it more difficult to conceive, according to new research.
Pregnant women who take ibuprofen could be harming their unborn daughters' fertility.
There is concern that people are delaying treatment until funding is available
The YO Home Sperm Test, the first smartphone-based at-home male fertility test is available on Amazon from today.
Pope Francis has warned that the creation of life is threatened by technological advances enabling gender change.
Ireland is one of only three countries in the EU where fertility treatments are not funded by the State, writes Alison O’Connor.
Environmental factors such as air- borne pollutants and pesticides in our foods are leading to a decline in the quality and quantity of male sperm, says Lorraine Courtney
Fertility specialists here have seen a 50% increase over the past five years in the number of couples travelling abroad for donor egg treatment.
A project on fertility awareness by three innovative teenage boys found a lack of knowledge among their peers and even their teachers, writes Helen O’Callaghan.
A multi-million euro private medical investment at Cork’s historic Lotamore House has just come to completion, after an 18-month-plus gestation.
An increasing number of women are having babies later in life, but many face an uphill battle to get pregnant, says Helen O’Callaghan.
The aim of natural family planning is to determine as accurately as possible the beginning and end of the fertile phase, says Helen O’Callaghan.
A baby has been born to a previously infertile couple in Ukraine using a new "three-parent" IVF technique.
Women could be receiving a controversial "three-parent baby" treatment on the British health service as early as next spring.
Female orgasms increase women’s chances of getting pregnant, according to a study.
A leading fertility counsellor has expressed concern about a growing trend for shipping anonymous sperm donations to Ireland.
Sperm quality in dogs has diminished over the past three decades, and this could explain the purported decline in human fertility.
Surgeons are developing a pioneering procedure to use a uterus grown from human stem cells, giving fresh hope to women unable to bear children.
Dairy farmers are boosting their herd’s fertility, milk solids and their grassland management by participating in the Lakeland Dairies and Teagasc joint research programme.
Men and women desperate to have a child are being exploited by fertility clinics, quoting inflated success rates and suggesting expensive tests that will not increase the chances of having a baby.
Any new Leaving Cert biology textbooks should include sections outlining how women’s fertility falls sharply during their 30s, according to fertility experts.
CANCER LINK: Drinking alcohol, eating processed meat, and being overweight have been “strongly” linked to stomach cancer for the first time.
A fertility app for smartphones that analyses a woman’s temperature and ovulation tests in order to identify fertile days is as effective a contraceptive as the pill, according to new clinical research.
The Government’s decision to fund infertility treatment will relieve some of the pressure on women who already face a hugely stressful and emotional journey, a leading support group has claimed.
The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar will announce plans to publicly fund fertility treatment today.
More than three quarters of Irish adults have no idea what age their fertility will start to decline.
Smart underwear designed to protect male fertility from radiation emitted by smartphones and laptops has been unveiled by a British scientist.
Women tend to think the best time to start a family is when they’re ready, but experts warn against delaying parenthood, says Áilín Quinlan.
A woman who had her ovarian tissue removed and frozen following a childhood illness has made history by giving birth after having her fertility restored by doctors.
A lecturer who says his businesswoman wife deceived him into thinking that he was the father of the son she gave birth to following fertility treatment has won damages in a British court.
A Cork fertility clinic has claimed a world-first in achieving a pregnancy where use of a ground-breaking technique ensured a couple, at risk of passing on a severe genetic disease to their unborn child, did not do so.
Couples struggling to conceive naturally but unable to afford IVF can try a cheaper alternative by taking part in a three-month study using a nutritional supplement which claims to boost fertility.
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