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Support Coordinator position (paid) available

October 16, 2017

FNZ is seeking a Support Coordinator, 20 hours a week, based from home in Auckland.

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Funding Priorities Results

October 6, 2017

Thank you to everyone who responded to our recent survey. The results, featured, will support our advocacy efforts. Please cli…

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Christchurch mum battled silent epidemic

October 4, 2017

"When you're in your early 30s you just assume you're going to have babies like everyone else, when you're told you can't concei…

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Too busy for babies -

September 25, 2017

Baby Whisperer Sharlene Poole shares her journey of becoming a mother from a sperm donor. If you would like information on beco…

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Egg-donor mum 'never wanted a cent' for gift of life

September 25, 2017

"I would have done it for nothing. I went into this thinking there would be no money at all. The fact that I was able to cover m…

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Ex-Outrageous Fortune star reveals IVF journey

September 25, 2017

“It’s a hard thing for us to do, but we decided to blog about our IVF journey, given it’s something many people either go throug…

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Repromed only fertility clinic to get Rainbow Tick

September 4, 2017

For a same-sex couple having a child means entering the daunting world of fertility clinics.

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How Vegemite led to Australia's 'greatest' medical breakthrough

August 11, 2017

Vitamin B3 is typically found in meats and green vegetables as well as vegemite. However, a recent study found that despite taki…

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Why have sperm counts halved in New Zealand men?

July 28, 2017

An international study published in journal Human Reproduction Update has found sperm counts have dropped by more than 50 per ce…

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Would-be parents left in limbo as adoption numbers drop

July 26, 2017

Today there are 600 families hoping to adopt on the Ministry of Vulnerable Children's books. But there are not enough children t…

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A new treatment available

July 19, 2017

A new treatment available, developed at the University of Adelaide.

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First IVF baby Louise Brown

July 12, 2017

Interview with Louise Brown, first IVF baby born in 1978

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FNZ Announces new Ambassadors

July 10, 2017

Fertility New Zealand is delighted to announce their new Ambassadors, Chris and Linda Harris

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It’s not okay to talk about your friend’s fertility issues in public

June 28, 2017

Your fertility journey is your journey and it's not ok for your friends to talk about your fertility issues in public.

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A six year long journey for this couple ends in happiness

June 27, 2017

“It’s such a long process so when you get your positive result you’re over the moon that it’s all working. You find out when you…

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How research helped me get over my fear of having an IVF baby

June 20, 2017

Since the first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, was born in England in 1978, about 6.5 million children have been born worldwide w…

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If only everyone thought of the "Instead" suggestions before saying these 5 things.

June 14, 2017

If only everyone thought of the "Instead" suggestions before saying these 5 things to someone going through a Fertility Journey

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Heartache of losing first child drives search for a surrogate

June 12, 2017

Sharon and Chris Owen are searching nationwide to find a surrogate for their next child.

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Fertility webinar for breast cancer patients

June 9, 2017

Breast cancer treatments can affect your fertility, which can be devastating if you haven’t completed your family.

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Egg Freezing when you are young could help you later in life.

June 2, 2017

More Fertility information in schools could help educate people in their 20s to not wait and just do it says Valerie Landis.

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