Plans for three-parent IVF babies a step closer after fertility watchdog gives the go-ahead

Plans for three-parent IVF babies a step closer after fertility watchdog gives the go-ahead Technique uses two eggs to stop transfer of genetic diseases to the childBut critics have labelled it 'Frankenscience', with unknown side effects Fertility watchdog today advised the Government on how to move forward By Fiona Macrae and Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 12:00 GMT, 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:19 GMT, 21 March 2013 Britain could become the first country to sanction the creation of babies with three parents.

Egg freezing should be every father"s graduation present to his daughter, claims leading fertility expert

Egg freezing should be every father's graduation present to his daughter, claims leading fertility expert Dr Gillian Lockwood said young women are still not getting the message about infertilityWomen should be freezing their eggs in their early 20s and not waiting until late 30s when they are poor quality But she cautions such a move could lead to girls missing out on the right man, as they wait for 'Mr Perfect' who does not exist | UPDATED: 13:09 GMT, 26 November 2012 In Britain, women are delaying childbirth later than ever: the average age of a woman having her first child is 31 Egg freezing should be every father’s graduation present to his daughter, a leading fertility expert has suggested.

Dawn of the GM baby: Technique that gives children three parents may only be a year away

Gene watchdog opens door to fertility technique that gives children THREE parents Germline therapy – the alteration of genes in eggs or sperm – could be made legal by Parliament next yearCritics say it's wrong to tamper with the sanctity of life and consequences for future generations are uncertain | UPDATED: 06:46 GMT, 17 September 2012 The creation of genetically-modified babies could win Parliament’s backing next year.

Dr Sherman Silber: Is this the future for career women? Top surgeon recommends ovarian grafts for later life

Is this the future for career women Top surgeon recommends ovarian grafts to delay motherhood Women could wait until they were 47 before starting a family, says fertility expert | UPDATED: 22:36 GMT, 4 July 2012 Women could delay having babies and the menopause with an ovary transplant, according to the surgeon who carried out the first such operation.

Is this the future for career women? Top surgeon recommends ovarian grafts for later life

Is this the future for career women Top surgeon recommends ovarian grafts to delay motherhood Women could wait until they were 47 before starting a family, says fertility expert | UPDATED: 12:00 GMT, 4 July 2012 The pioneering surgeon behind the world's first ovary transplant says women could use the same technique to delay childbearing and the menopause.

Avocado diet "triples chance of success" for couples undergoing IVF

Avocado diet 'triples chance of success' for couples undergoing IVF | UPDATED: 06:59 GMT, 4 July 2012 The study says Mediterranean foods like avocado can enhance fertility Eating avocados and dressing salads with olive oil could help women trying to have a baby through IVF, researchers claim.

UK at bottom of league for helping IVF couples with recession blamed as NHS make cutbacks

UK at bottom of league for helping IVF couples with recession blamed as NHS make cutbacks | UPDATED: 02:53 GMT, 3 July 2012 Britain is the poor man of Europe in providing IVF to childless couples, figures reveal.

Five-fold jump in IVF donors as payment for eggs rises to 750

Five-fold jump in IVF donors as payment for eggs rises to 750The recession will further help fuel the rise in the number of women coming forward, claim campaigners | UPDATED: 21:56 GMT, 30 March 2012 The payment to women donating their eggs for use in IVF will triple from 250 to 750 tomorrow.

One-embryo rule "reduces chances of IVF success" as two give women better prospects of getting pregnant

One-embryo rule 'reduces chances of IVF success' as two give women better prospects of getting pregnant Childless women have a better chance of success with IVF if they ignore official guidelines and use two embryos rather than one, researchers say. The study challenges the view of IVF watchdog the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, which says no more than one embryo should be implanted because of the risk of multiple births. Such births, it says, are more likely to be premature and lead to disability.