Assisted reproduction helps people fulfil their wish to have a child. In Germany, it's a growth industry. Treatment often takes a long time, and the costs can be very high. DW talks to some couples in Germany about the ordeal and the joy.
The world's first test-tube baby was born in 1978. Four decades later, gynecologist Wolfgang Würfel says there are still open questions about the limits of in vitro fertilization, particularly in Germany.
Ukraine's in vitro fertilization clinics draw foreign couples desperate to have a baby. But the process can lead to paternal mistakes and citizenship questions, and experts want more regulation.
Infertility comes with devastating social, cultural, emotional and economic consequences for young couples in Africa. Access to assisted reproductive services remains their biggest challenge.
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