Male fertility ‘precariously close’ to climate change extinction limits
University of Melbourne research finds the drop in climate change-related male fertility, mainly in the tropics, may better predict vulnerability to extinction.
Freezing eggs for IVF: Waste not, want not
Woman can freeze their eggs for later use but many will be wasted while other women miss out. A system of donation is needed say University of Melbourne experts
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.