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Scientists believe that they have developed a way of freeze-drying powdered eggs for use in IVF.
According to the team at Israeli cryopreservation company Core Dynamics, this means the eggs can then be kept at room temperature in sealed sachets, before water is added to them prior to their use in fertility treatments.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has advised the British government it believes there is no evidence to suggest that the advanced forms of IVF are unsafe.
This means that the UK has taken a step closer to becoming the first country in the world to allow the creation of babies from three people.
A woman who became pregnant via a new IVF treatment has given birth to twins.
The technique was carried out by scientists at the Cleveland Clinic and allows doctors to monitor the progress of fertilized eggs around the clock.
It was given approval by the Food and Drugs Administration in 2011, but this is the first time that it has been used successfully.
A new study has revealed that in vitro fertilization (IVF) does not significantly increase the risk of women developing breast and gynaecological cancers.
Human eggs have been created outside of the human body for the first time and some scientists believe that it could prove to be a major fertility breakthrough.
The sex cells were grown in a laboratory at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, using tissue from the amniotic membrane - a sac that surrounds a baby in the womb.
A woman's chances of conceiving in the future will not be reduced if they experience a postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) during their first pregnancy, a new study has concluded.
According to research carried out at the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, the PPH rate has gone up in the UK in recent years.
New research has discovered that worldwide infertility rates have barely changed over the past two decades.
A team of scientists led by Gretchen Stevens from the World Health Organization analysed data from 190 countries from 1990 to 2010.
Drinking putrescine water or taking a pill containing the compound could boost fertility among older women.
A study carried out by Dr Johne Liu of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada suggests putrescine can help reduce the quantity of eggs with the wrong number of chromosomes that are released by women in their late 30s and early 40s.
Many females do not know when may be the best time to try for a baby, a new study has found.
According to research by Melbourne's Monash University, more than two-thirds have tried to time their sexual intercourse in line with their menstrual cycle in order to conceive a child.
Younger females in India are becoming more likely to develop Polycystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOD) than ever before, an expert has noted.
According to Dr Sunita Ghike, a professor at NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, the average age of PCOD sufferers has come down in the last ten years.