Improving access to IVF is vital

A postcode lottery, strict eligibility criteria and the high cost of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) mean treatment is simply not an option for many aspiring parents

Should fertility treatment be an employee right?

Workers in the UK are by law entitled to time off work for maternity and paternity leave. But with more organisations now offering fertility treatments as an employee benefit, should procedures be considered simply a ‘perk’ or a statutory right?

Future possibilities for same-sex and single parents

Shared motherhood IVF and egg-freezing procedures are opening up options for many same-sex couples and single women wanting to start to a family

Fertility remains taboo despite advances in treatment

Close up couple holding hands

Advances in fertility treatments must be matched with greater understanding of the personal impact of dealing with infertility

Fertility tourism: UK couples go abroad for IVF

Couple IVF consultation

Access to NHS fertility services can be a postcode lottery, resulting in couples travelling abroad for treatment

Breakthrough in IVF research could boost success rates

Analysis of embryo development following intracytoplasmic sperm injection at the IVF Centre, University Women's Hospital Bonn, Germany

Latest research into growing human eggs outside the body has been hailed as a breakthrough, but it could be some time before childless couples benefit

British embryo technique continues to grow

The technique of in vitro fertilisation (IVF), pioneered in Britain, has enabled millions of couples around the world to have children, but developments in fertility treatments continue to spark controversy, writes Lilian Anekwe

From Oldham to fertility clinics around the world

Since the world’s first “test-tube baby” was born in Oldham almost 35 years ago, the revolutionary treatment of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) has continued to advance, as Liz Bestic reports