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UK yet to harness full female potential

Aurelio and Johnson join the pilgrimage to 'placenta guru'

Two more Liverpool players turn to alternative healer in Belgrade as Benitez tries to solve injury crisis

Womb transplants 'within two years'

Successful research on rabbits gives hope to thousands of women

Embryo screening test boosts success rate of IVF pregnancies

Technique pioneered in Britain doubles likelihood of pregnancy, study suggests

Mother transfers cancer to her unborn daughter

A woman has transmitted cancer to her unborn daughter during pregnancy in the first proven case of the disease being passed from mother to child while in the womb.

Lesbians denied fertility treatment claims Stonewall

Lesbians are still being denied fertility treatment despite a new law removing the need for a father, a campaign group said today.

'I was treated like a circus sideshow'

Janet (who wishes to remain anonymous) knows how Caster Semenya feels. She describes the trauma of growing up in the medical hinterland between the sexes

Woman accused of cutting foetus from dead mother

A woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and cutting her unborn baby from her womb which she passed off as her own has been charged as being a fugitive and held on $2m bail.

Baby cut from mother's womb found alive

A baby girl who was cut from her mother's womb has been found alive, police said today.

Woman found dead with foetus cut from womb

A missing foetus that was cut and removed from its murdered mother's womb could still be alive, police in the US said.

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Harm's Way, By Celia Walden

A "womb of comfort" has sheltered 18-year-old Anna from pain and loss. Through nepotism, a job is secured for her at a Paris museum where she hopes for an éducation sentimentale. A friend of a friend, Beth, takes Anna under her attractive 40-year-old wing, and they thereafter gorge themselves on huge slices of tarte tatin.

'I love giving the gift of a child to a couple that can't have one'

It can be a magical experience – or a degrading disaster. Jerome Taylor hears a surrogate mother's story

Scientists and ethicists unite to attack doctor's clone plan

Lord Winston leads condemnation of claims by controversial fertility expert Panayiotis Zavos
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee