Australians born through assisted reproduction are as healthy as people conceived naturally, according to a new study led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
Parents with children conceived via IVF, IUI or using infertility medication can rest assured that treatment has no impact on childhood development.
Children conceived through assisted reproduction face no greater risks of emotional or behavioural problems
Children conceived through medically assisted reproduction (MAR), such as IVF, are at no more risk of developing emotional or behavioural problems than those conceived naturally according to new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Scientists have found that sperm DNA from the testicles of many infertile men is as good as that of ejaculated sperm of fertile men. This may explain a major cause of male infertility and opens the possibility of using sperm taken directly from the testicles of these men; to overcome their infertility.
Children born after assisted reproductive technology (ART) do not appear to be at greater risk of developing cancer than other children, according to the first study to look at the long-term cancer risk in ART children compared to those in the general population or who were naturally conceived by subfertile women.
Studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm counts in male offspring.
Air quality has been associated with numerous adverse health outcomes from asthma to pre-term birth.
A recent study examined the relationship between endometriosis and infertility to determine effective fertility treatments.