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# Fertility treatment

This year
‘God power’: Concern over State examining parental fitness as part of IVF scheme
A report by
Maria Delaney
Advocates say that a ‘very subjective’ assessment could lead to discrimination.
Many fear strict criteria will prevent them availing of the newly announced publicly-funded scheme
This includes an assessment of intended parents to determine the welfare of any potential child
Disabilities and health conditions likely to be examined in this process
Opinion: The IVF funding scheme may be devastating for many, but it will also relieve some heartache
Explainer: How will the new publicly funded IVF scheme work?
Last year
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Why are people still paying thousands for fertility treatment?
Noteworthy’s Maria Delaney tells Susan Daly about how the private fertility sector is making millions as patients are left in debt.
All time
'Wild West': Private fertility sector making millions as patients left in debt
A report by
Maria Delaney
The Noteworthy team also reveals numerous decisions have not been finalised by Government on long-promised public IVF services.
Noteworthy reveals numerous decisions have not been finalised on long-promised public IVF services
Reporter Maria Delaney finds people are using house deposits to pay for fertility treatment
A lack of legislation is leaving Ireland a ‘Wild West’ when it comes to treatment provision
Concern for parents as international surrogacy still missing from new legislation
Advocates warn of ongoing impact to families if international and retrospective surrogacy not addressed soon.
Michelle Obama speaks about having a miscarriage and conceiving her children using IVF
The former first lady says women need to be open with other about their bodies.
Fertility treatment: 'There may be no happy ending, but we wouldn't change anything'
Sadly, science does not yet have all the answers, writes Professor Mary Wingfield.
Landmark: First pregnancy using innovative fertility treatment in Ireland
The Cork Fertility Centre has announced the breakthrough.
Struggling to conceive? State funding could soon cover the cost of fertility treatments
Funding will be made available as part of a bill due to be published in the first half of 2016.
Lovely photo of baby girl surrounded by IVF syringes goes viral
The image has prompted an outpouring of heartfelt messages from other parents who have conceived through IVF.
Quadruplets born to 65-year-old woman to leave hospital within days
Annegret Raunigk’s (65) pregnant sparked controversy in Germany.
The Rotunda's fertility clinic has been sold off to an Australian company
The deal was worth a total of €6 million and the hospital wants to use its share towards new facilities.
Study finds young women have egg-producing stem cells after all
Doctors had believed women were born with all of the eggs they would ever have, but new research suggests young women could produce new eggs.
Column: ‘Deep down, I am still angry at the unfairness of it all’
Helen Browne describes her experience of infertility, and asks for people to be more sensitive to this painful condition.
Babies born through IVF may have twice the risk of cerebral palsy
New research shows that the treatment itself may double the risk.