A fertility expert has warned that plans to permit surrogacy in Ireland are too restrictive and that people would continue to seek surrogacy abroad even though it remains a grey area.
Parents will be allowed to choose the sex of their baby under proposed new laws.
It’s widely known that male infertility is on the rise but men often respond to the news with shock, anger and sorrow, says Áilín Quinlan.
Over its long, 220-years of built history, Cork’s Lotamore House has seen generations of families come and go.
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.
An Irish fertility expert says he is shocked scientists in the United States has effectively given the green light to creating genetically-modified babies.
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.
Fertility experts have accused the Department of Health of leaving them on the sidelines in discussions about long-awaited rules on assisted human reproduction.
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.
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 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.
There was a time when a snooker table in the workplace was enough to entice would-be employees, but the offer from tech companies to cover the cost of egg freezing for female workers has upped the ante on the office perk.
The shame and stigma of infertility are still part and parcel of dealing with it despite far greater public awareness of how it affects people, according to the chair of the National Infertility Support and Information Group.
The medical director of one of the country’s main fertility clinics has said it is time to end "muddled thinking" on egg donation and pay donors.
A Cork fertility clinic that successfully used a treatment designed to reduce the risk of couples passing on an inherited condition to their children has recorded a second pregnancy using this procedure.
Around 10 couples are using a fertility service, recently available in Ireland, that screens embryos for genetic conditions.
Leading fertility experts have clashed over the merits of social egg-freezing, with one doctor warning women against wasting their money on trying to have a baby in this way.
Whether an expensive male fertility test has any bearing on improving outcomes for couples with difficulties conceiving is being examined as part of a project at Cork Fertility Centre (CFC).
A leading Irish fertility clinic is to begin screening embryos for cystic fibrosis (CF) to help couples facing difficult family planning choices.
Claims that a breakthrough in infertility treatment can treble the chances of a successful birth have been dismissed as “ridiculous” by the vice-president of the Irish Fertility Society.
Screening of embryos for genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis (CF) is being made available in fertility clinics in Cork and Dublin for the first time — with a Dublin clinic offering screening for Down’s syndrome.
WIDESPREAD concern among fertility experts that women are leaving it too late to have children has led to calls for a national fertility awareness campaign, beginning in the classroom.
MY wife suffered a serious gynaecological condition and was transferred in mid surgery from Cork University Maternity Hospital to the adjacent CUH where she was treated for several hours by gynaecological and radiology teams.
IRELAND risks a landmark custody battle involving babies born to couples who participated in an egg or sperm donation programme because the legal status of such children is unclear, a fertility expert warned yesterday.
A SHORTAGE of donor eggs in this country means up to 100 Irish couples with fertility problems are on waiting lists for eggs with many forced to travel to Spain or the United States.
INFERTILITY experts have said it is “madness” for a 66-year-old woman to be allowed to give birth and that nobody over the age of 45 would be allowed receive egg donations in this country.
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