Tech

The wildly popular TikTok app is becoming an unlikely place for women to talk about infertility and reproductive health — and it’s a clear sign the platform is for more than just teens

TikTok is a video platform particularly popular with Gen Z, and it has over 1.5 billion downloads. However, not all users are teens: some adults are using the app to find communities and share personal stories. Women navigating infertility and IVF, along with OB-GYNs trying to educate people, have taken […]
The wildly popular TikTok app is becoming an unlikely place for women to talk about infertility and reproductive health — and it’s a clear sign the platform is for more than just teens
Lifestyle

Fertility clinics are offering ‘add-on’ treatments to desperate couples that are expensive and potentially dangerous

In addition to getting standard in vitro fertilisation treatments, some couples are also pouring money into supplemental “add-on” procedures in hopes of increasing their chances of getting pregnant. However, new research published on Tuesday suggests that there isn’t enough evidence to show that these treatments are helpful and they could […]
Fertility clinics are offering ‘add-on’ treatments to desperate couples that are expensive and potentially dangerous
News

A 61-year-old woman gave birth to her own granddaughter

Matthew Eledge and his husband Elliot Dougherty wanted to have children, as BuzzFeed News reported. Matthew’s mum, Cecile Eledge, offered to be their surrogate. They took her up on that offer, and at 61, she gave birth to her granddaughter. They used in vitro fertilization (IVF), a common fertility treatment. […]
A 61-year-old woman gave birth to her own granddaughter
News

10 things to know if you’re considering IVF as a fertility treatment

You’ve probably at least heard the term “IVF” before, but if not, it stands for “in vitro fertilization.” If you’re considering using IVF to get pregnant, there are some things you should know. There are generally a few steps to an IVF cycle and tons of different factors that determine […]
10 things to know if you’re considering IVF as a fertility treatment
Markets

Virtus Health shares are tanking on weak demand for IVF

Virtus Health, Australia’s largest in vitro fertilization (IVF) provider, is being hit by growing numbers of low cost competitors and falling demand. A short time ago, its shares were down 16% to $5.20. According to Medicare data, IVF activity in Australian again fell in the December quarter. Virtus, the first […]
Virtus Health shares are tanking on weak demand for IVF
News

New IVF Treatment Could Produce 1 Baby From 3 Parents

A ground-breaking IVF treatment which would allow a child to share the DNA of three parents could soon become legalised in Britain. In simple terms, the treatment would take the nucleus from an unfertilised egg, the DNA of the mother and father after fertilisation, and implant it into the “shell” […]
New IVF Treatment Could Produce 1 Baby From 3 Parents