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Are surrogate and IVF babies ‘essential’ in a pandemic?

Now is the time to examine how reproductive health in South Africa is riddled by inequities based on race and class

Seven charts that show the world is actually becoming a better place

A look at key data shows that the world is much better off today than ever before in history

Human egg providers are changing the way we think

South Africa is a popular destination for an ‘egg safari’, and women travel abroad to donate eggs

Why it could cost less than R120 per year to save a life

Maternal deaths in developing regions would fall by 73% if all women had access to contraception and maternal healthcare, shows new research.

Should government health schemes pay for infertility treatment?

"Women are blamed for infertility when, in fact, as we know from research, it is quite often on the man’s side.”

Donor sperm and eggs: How much should a child know?

The Law Reform Commission is examining the rights of donor-conceived children to learn their donors' identity, but what would a new system look like?

Infertility and tradition: ‘Society thinks having children is your womanhood’

We speak to a young, black woman who is infertile about the stigma she faces in her community.

Sorry man, Julius, but your mass reproduction plan is pretty kak

Rebecca Davis reveals to Malema that white people are giant pandas in the bedroom, so there's no need for a plan which would seriously suck for women.

New study holds hope for obese women to fall pregnant

Researchers have identified some of the reasons obese women struggle to conceive, and warn that their babies are likely to become overweight.

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