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

Finding the best clinic for you

Getting fertility treatment on the National Health Service can be a postcode lottery and going private is equally challenging, writes Kate Brian, who offers a guide for couples in need of help

Lab interventions help create life

A number of different treatments are used to help “infertile” childless couples start a family, as Clint Witchalls reports

Diagnosis can be difficult for some

Choosing a fertility treatment usually depends on the nature of the problem, but it can also mean a choice between staying in the UK and going abroad, writes Clint Witchalls