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  1. 5 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Herbicide impacts marsupial reproduction and development

    University of Melbourne research shows atrazine, a herbicide banned in the EU but widely used in Australia, causes abnormalities in the genitalia of marsupials.

  2. 7 February 2020 - Inside Business

    Thinking about using donated eggs to start a family?

    In Australia, donating eggs is regulated, but in the US, it's more like online shopping. University of Melbourne experts explain the egg donor industry.

  3. 19 January 2019 - Science Matters

    ‘Safe’ herbicide in Australian water affects male fertility

    University of Melbourne scientists have called for the 'safe' herbicide, atrazine, to be banned in Australia after researching its effect on male fertility.

  4. 17 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Women and the slowing global population

    Around the world, birth rates are slowing to a more sustainable level. And a University of Melbourne expert's report says it’s women that are behind the change.

  5. 12 June 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Busting the myth that endometriosis is a ‘skinny woman’s’ disease

    University of Melbourne scientists have learned women with endometriosis usually have healthy BMIs, but those with high BMIs tend to have a severe form.

  6. 31 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The ethics of a child’s future fertility

    A University of Melbourne bioethicist has created the world’s first ethical framework for decision-making about a child’s future fertility after cancer.

  7. 15 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The household chemicals affecting your fertility

    Common household chemicals can affect your fertility; a University of Melbourne expert shares ways to reduce your intake of EDCs if you're trying to have a baby

  8. Podcast14 July 2017 - Up Close

    Confessions of a professional baby maker

    Reproductive biologist David Gardner explains what we're still learning about healthy embryo development and how it's being applied to improve IVF technologies.