in vitro fertilization
Cyborg Sperm Could Dramatically Improve Infertility Procedures
A German research team engineered a tiny robotic tail for sperm.
The First Test Tube Puppies Have Been Born
After decades of research and attempted trials, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) had been carried out successfully in a dog for the first time.
What It’s Like to Buy Sperm from One of Canada’s 55(ish) Semen Donors
It's a little like eugenics and that's a little icky.
My Struggles with IVF: It's Not About Failure—It's About Hope
At 32, the last place I expected to find myself was in an operating room, conked out on anesthetic with a lubricated ultrasound probe and an egg-retrieval needle passed through my vagina. But here I am.
Men, Bacon Might Be Ruining Your Sperm
A recent study has found that men who eat a lot of processed meats have a significantly lower chance of success when undergoing in vitro fertilization with their partners. Sorry, bacon.
Palestinian Political Prisoners Are Smuggling Their Sperm Out of Israeli Jails
Though many of them aren't allowed physical contact with their wives, the prisoners can still impregnate their spouses—all they need is a little creativity.