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Seed - fertility themed play in Wellington

December 23, 2014

Seed, written by Elisabeth Easther, follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant. It is …

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Male fertility and age - research

December 1, 2014

Male fertility is impacted by age - this is not widely recognised and more awareness of this is needed. The University of Otago …

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Single mums talking to children about origins - notes

November 25, 2014

In early October, we held a workshop for single mothers by choice, about speaking to their donor conceived children about their …

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Christchurch support group

October 29, 2014

The Fertility NZ Christchurch support group is re-starting, and will meet on Tuesday 2nd December.

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Awareness of age and fertility - study

October 24, 2014

The University of Auckland (Lucas and Shelling) conducted a study on students' awareness of fertility. It revealed that students…

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Alcohol, meat, caffeine and fertility - article

October 21, 2014

A NZ Herald article outlines research claiming that a small amount of alcohol, and eating meat, can positively impact male ferti…

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Employers offering egg freezing

October 16, 2014

Family-friendly or anti-family? The Daily Mail reports that Apple and Facebook are paying to freeze female employee's eggs. Alth…

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UK 'Sperm Donation Service'

October 6, 2014

A 'sperm donation service' run by a University Professor in London. He has recently been spared jail for sexually assaulting one…

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Fertility NZ AGM 2014

September 25, 2014

Fertility NZ calls for nominations for the Executive Committee, for any notices of motion, and agenda items for the Annual Gener…

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Joe Cotton's fertility story

September 24, 2014

Joe Cotton shares her struggle with subfertility http://www.nzwomansweekly.co.nz/celebrity/joe-cotton-im-desperate-to-be-a-mum/

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Single Mums - Donor Conceived Children workshop

September 23, 2014

A free workshop entitled "Single Mums: how to talk to your donor conceived children about their origins" will be held in Aucklan…

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Auckland Contact Group in October

September 19, 2014

There are still spaces available on the Auckland Contact Group, which begins on Tuesday 7th October. Contact Groups are designe…

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Measuring IVF success

September 16, 2014

An interesting article on measuring the success of IVF; and understanding realities of the Australia & NZ statistics. http://th…

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Lymphoma and Fertility Preservation

September 15, 2014

Today is World Lymphoma Awareness Day, and this article brings to the fore the fertility preservation decisions which cancer pat…

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Australia's Fertility Week

September 4, 2014

Australia's Fertility Week is 1-7 September 2014. This year, it focusses on the timing of sex for conception. Knowledge of the…

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Serial Surrogacy case in Asia

September 3, 2014

The New Zealand Herald describes an alarming case of 'serial surrogacy' in Asia, where a Japanese man has fathered 16 children v…

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Embryo storage deadline looms

September 3, 2014

An article on the 10 year storage deadline for sperm, eggs and embryos. Although the time limit comes into force later this year…

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Egg Cryopreservation for social reasons

August 11, 2014

An article outlining the increase in egg freezing for social reasons and arguments for and against.

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Time Lapse Photography of Embryos

August 11, 2014

The use of time lapse embryo technology in New Zealand

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Empty Prams Campaign

August 7, 2014

Fertility NZ has launched its campaign for a third funded cycle of fertility treatment. Visit the Facebook page and send the le…

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