Fertility medicine

Mother plays with toddler

China’s Gen X moms turn to IVF in desperate quest for a second baby

Reproductive rights

For decades, China’s one-child policy limited women to one child. In 2016, China introduced the two-child policy and now, older mothers are racing against their biological clocks to have another baby — with high emotional stakes.  

An illustration of small pieces of DNA at precise areas along a DNA strand

The first genome edited babies are here. What happens next?

A woman walks on the shore of the Mediterranean in Tel Aviv.

Facebook can learn from Israel when it comes to freezing women’s eggs


Family Planning: Challenges & Choices in Africa

In a land of kids, infertile couples face stigma, challenges

Health & Medicine

Behind the Video, ‘Beauty’s Children’

Health & Medicine

The assignment I received from The World seemed simple enough: produce a video about a woman who is unable to have children. My job was to explore the emotional impact of infertility in South Africa, and to show how one individual has coped.

Part III: Infertile in a Land of Kids

Health & Medicine

In Africa’s child-centered cultures, women who cannot give birth often endure stigma, scorn, and social isolation. A rare clinic in South Africa offers high-tech fertility treatment to those of low-income.

One man’s sperm bank donations spawn more than 70 kids


Children of the 33 year-old sperm donor from Boston are concerned that they could unknowingly have relations with their brother or sister.

Freezing embryos, delaying parenthood

Global Politics

One couple is freezing embryos until they have the money and the time to raise children.

Turkey bans trips abroad for artificial insemination

A new law passed in Turkey makes it a criminal offense for a woman to go abroad for artificial insemination.