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Fertility treatment

Myths surrounding single women seeking donor-sperm busted

Single women seeking to have a baby by donor sperm are dreaming of the same thing as other women who are trying to conceive: a family.

Childless couples have more divorces

Couples who receive treatment for fertility problems are up to three times more likely to end in divorce if they fail to produce a child.

Fertility help doesn’t raise cancer risks

Women receiving hormonal stimulation to aid them get pregnant are not increasing their risk of cancer. Contrarily, infertility appears to heighten chances of contracting the disease.

Defects found in infertile women’s eggs

For the first time ever researchers have developed a method for studying women’s immature eggs. The new findings could pave the way for customised fertility treatment.