When Darine El-Chaar began her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Ottawa five years ago, she grew curious about the potential health repercussions of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), the catchall term for procedures used to help couples artificially conceive a child. ART involves surgically removing eggs from a woman’s ovaries, combining them with sperm in the laboratory, and returning them to the womb.

The so-called ideal conditions in India for clinical trials have led to death and injury to poor patients. (Editorial)

The unregulated fertility industry in India is allowed to get away with murder. (Editorial)

Zubeda Hamid

It can lead to perineal injuries, haemorrhage, pain and infection
WHEN G Maria (name changed) was giving birth, she did not even know the doctor was performing an episiotomy.

A recent meet combats the anti science wave in Europe

babies born via a caesarean operation are prone to various health problems, says research conducted by B Laubereau and co-workers from the Institute of Epidemiology, Germany. They studied 865

only mother's son: Japanese and Korean scientists have created a mouse without using a sperm. The feat is akin to the birth of Dolly, the world's first cloned mammal. Bees, ants, aphids, some fish

A banned female sterilisation method is in use in the rural areas of West Bengal, Karnataka, Punjab and Gujarat. So concludes a study conducted by researchers from Canada based McGill University. Its results, made public during a meet organised in New Del

toxicity unleashed: In a controversial move, the EU has legalised the herbicide paraquat even as the bloc's own risk classification and labelling lists the chemical as acutely toxic. The US, too, has

Subha not her real name , 35, had been married for over 10 years, but was still childless. Doctors attributed this condition to her husband s low sperm count. Her craving for motherhood drove her to three infertility clinics in Kolkata, West Bengal, wher