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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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Homeless Veterans campaign: Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after £300,000 gift from Lloyds Bank

Homeless Veterans campaign

Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
8 best workout DVDs

8 best workout DVDs

If your 'New Year new you' regime hasn’t lasted beyond February, why not try working out from home?
Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable