Tech giants offer to freeze eggs of female staff
Apple and Facebook will now pay for female employees to have their eggs frozen. The idea is to give them more choice about when to start a family. But is this liberating or just intrusive?
Rules relaxed on morning-after pill for teens
New NHS guidance will make emergency contraception more widely available to those under the age of 16. Will it reduce unwanted pregnancies, or simply make young people more reckless?
Sewage pipe baby to return to distraught mother
When images of a wailing baby encased in rusted tubes emerged this week, his mother received a vicious torrent of abuse. But behind the dismaying incident a more complex story has emerged.
Blanket coverage for ‘pioneer’ Royal baby
William and Kate’s baby could be the first girl to leap over the boys in line to the throne. So why do feminists have mixed feelings about press coverage of the royal pregnancy?
THE BIG QUESTION: How old should a mother be?
The maximum age for British women to get fertility treatment on the NHS is going up, from 39 to 42. And new technology might one day allow women to have babies at any age.
UK doctors exposed in illegal abortion scandal
Undercover reporters have filmed a British doctor offering an abortion – because the baby was the wrong sex. Gender-selective abortion has wreaked havoc in east Asia. Could it be spreading?
Urge to be a parent fuels global baby trade
Infertile, gay and older couples are going to great lengths to become parents. Their family plans have created a growing international industry: IVF, egg and sperm donation, and surrogacy.
Drinks firm backs alcohol advice during pregnancy
A major drinks company is bankrolling a health initiative warning expectant mothers against alcohol. Can we trust big business with our health?
The best and worst place to be a mother
A new report reveals huge differences in the experience of motherhood around the world. League tables show the winners and losers and just how poverty takes its toll.