07:25 22nd May 2017 | Sex Discernment
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It’s an age-old question that parents have had to face: would you rather have a boy or a girl?
Most couples, especially those who have battled with infertility, would agree that, in the end, the gender of their child doesn’t really matter.
Despite this, many individuals may harbour a secret wish (but not too serious) to parent one gender rather than the other, or in many cases, a healthy mix of the two.
While much has changed ov...
05:19 27th March 2017 | Fertilisation
The future could be a place where human babies are created without female eggs. Here is what you need to know about leading developments in science and technology.
In the past, as far as biological teaching was concerned, a female egg and a male sperm were required to create life. However, in September 2016 it was announced that scientists in the United Kingdom discovered a procedure to possibly create offspring without using an egg. ...
01:53 17th April 2016 | Sex Selection
Sex selection is the deliberate determination of a baby’s gender at embryo stage and transplanting only the desired embryo(s) into the uterus. Advances in the ability to genetically assess embryos before transfer into the uterus aided the high degree of precision this practice enjoys. The main reason for gender selection is for family balancing. Gender selection could be used to prevent a genetic disease from being passed on from o...
20:34 9th February 2016 | Fertilised Embryo
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A blastocyst is an embryo that has been developed in the laboratory for five or six days after being fertilised. It is now possible to transfer blastocysts to the uterus as opposed to the conventional IVF approach which involves transferring three or four embryos to the womb, three days after egg collection and fertilisation.
Transferring blastocysts is an exciting development because recent advances in blastocyst culture and transfer...
17:31 9th February 2016 | Cancer
Cancer is not an easy subject to discuss, particularly for women who want to become pregnant. Fertility problems may occur when cancer or cancer treatments damage glands or organs involved in reproduction such as the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix. The ovaries are particularly important because it is where the eggs are stored. Any damage to the ovaries can cause a decrease in the total number of eggs in both ov...
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