There's a lot of mystery and guesswork surrounding infertility, but one thing is for certain: Hong Kong needs more scientists and training in this medical field. One in six couples in the territory is infertile, compared to one in 10 two decades ago.Monday, 1 July, 2013, 11:27am
The sentiment that "the most important thing in life is having a child" is universal. This Sunday, the first family day after his death, we will attribute it to someone on record as having said it - scientist Robert Edwards, father of five. His Nobel Prize-winning research led to millions of families sharing the joy of parenthood otherwise denied to them by infertility or difficulty in conceiving naturally.14 Apr 2013 - 2:15am
Infertility seems to be a problem in Hong Kong, with one in six couples unable to conceive naturally, according to the Hong Kong Society of Reproductive Medicine. Many turn to Western, Chinese, or a combination of both medical schools to find a solution, and recent studies indicate traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may have one.21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
A discovery by Hong Kong scientists may open up approaches to treating infertility and creating a new form of contraception.
Researchers at the University of Hong Kong have pinpointed a molecule that helps to bind the egg and sperm during fertilisation.26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Bill on reproductive practices expected to be enforced by July
The city's fertility clinics may finally be regulated from July, seven years after a law was passed banning commercial surrogacy, sex selection and human cloning.20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
High seafood consumption has also been linked to infertility, according to researchers from Hong Kong.
In 2002, the Chinese University of Hong Kong reported on a study involving 150 infertile couples undergoing IVF, and 26 fertile couples.10 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
Women seeking in vitro fertilisation should be offered locally developed eastern-style counselling to reduce their anxiety - and possibly increase their chances of a successful pregnancy, academics said yesterday.8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
Biotechnology gives fresh hope to couples trying to conceive
Hong Kong's first baby has been born using a new biotechnology treatment that improves the chances of conception for couples with low fertility.20 Mar 2003 - 12:00am
A BABY'S sex should not be determined by parental whim and a few thousand dollars, according to responses to a government consultation exercise.
The Provisional Council on Reproductive Technology has received 35 submissions from medical, social welfare and religious groups, over the draft bill governing the burgeoning fertility industry.22 Sep 1996 - 12:00am
FEW modern developments have given rise to more emotional and moral dilemmas than advances in reproductive technology. They hold out the promise of much good for couples who have difficulty starting a family but they also raise the risk of evil if abused, or used unwisely.15 Sep 1994 - 12:00am
YOUR leader of October 26 calls for international constraints on human embryo research.28 Oct 1993 - 12:00am