Health and Wellbeing
Health and Wellbeing
A Catholic parish in the Midlands has apologised for the hurt it caused with a Facebook post which said that IVF treatment was "totally incompatible" with its faith.
Mon, 30 Dec, 2019
Wed, 13 Nov, 2019
A 2015 law regulating donor-assisted human reproduction still hasn't taken effect here.
Sun, 30 Dec, 2018
Due to breakthroughs in reproductive medicine, more and more Irish women are having babies in their 50s, writes
Fri, 09 Nov, 2018
Tears are a regular occurrence in a fertility clinic. Tears of joy, tears of frustration, tears of loss happen almost daily. For some, those tears are the tears of “what if”, writes
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018
A remarkable archive kept by the mother of the world's first test tube baby has been revealed to mark the 40th anniversary of her birth.
Wed, 25 Jul, 2018
Potential new laws making IVF illegal for older women will drive people abroad according to experts.
Tue, 31 Oct, 2017
Plans by the government to set a maximum age limit for women receiving publicly funded IVF treatment has been criticised as "unfair".
Sun, 15 Oct, 2017
The Government has signed off on providing financial support to couples going through IVF.
Wed, 04 Oct, 2017
Fri, 03 Mar, 2017
A baby has been born to a previously infertile couple in Ukraine using a new "three-parent" IVF technique.
Wed, 18 Jan, 2017
Women could be receiving a controversial "three-parent baby" treatment on the British health service as early as next spring.
Wed, 30 Nov, 2016
After 12 years and seven unsuccessful IVF treatments, Helen Browne says fertility treatment and support should be publically funded, reports
Wed, 05 Oct, 2016
Wed, 20 Apr, 2016
Is social egg freezing a way for women today to stop the biological clock from ticking, or just an expensive procedure that gives them false hope, asks
Sat, 12 Mar, 2016
A British woman who wants to use her deceased daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has persuaded leading judges to allow her to continue her legal battle.
Wed, 24 Feb, 2016
Assisted reproduction is an “evolutionary experiment” that could prove as big a health disaster as junk food, a scientist has warned.
Tue, 16 Feb, 2016
Couples planning on going down the IVF route will welcome new proposals for state support of what is often an expensive treatment. However, writes, the details have yet to be worked out
Sat, 13 Feb, 2016
The Minister for Health Leo Varadkar will announce plans to publicly fund fertility treatment today.
Mon, 01 Feb, 2016
Would-be parents are being offered a new form of IVF which allows fertilisation to take place inside the womb instead of in a laboratory.
Wed, 20 Jan, 2016
Thu, 10 Dec, 2015
Fri, 04 Dec, 2015
Wed, 11 Nov, 2015
Elton John ‘forgives’ D&G designers.
Fri, 21 Aug, 2015
The world’s first test-tube baby has revealed the “sick” blood-splattered hate mail her parents received after her ground-breaking birth.
Sat, 25 Jul, 2015
A mother is launching a legal battle for possession of her dead daughter’s frozen eggs so that she can become pregnant with her own grandchild.
Thu, 07 May, 2015
talks to Catherine Shanahan about the long and painful process of trying to start a family with her husband, Tony Curtis. After several failed IVF treatments, she tried egg donation and is now 16 weeks pregnant.
Sat, 11 Apr, 2015
I am so furious at my sunglasses I could splinter them into a million tiny pieces, writes .
Mon, 23 Mar, 2015
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.
Fri, 20 Mar, 2015
Elton John has called for a boycott of fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana after he said the designers labelled children born through IVF “synthetic”.
Mon, 16 Mar, 2015
The UK has become the first country in the world to legalise the creation of IVF babies using DNA from three people.
Wed, 25 Feb, 2015