From diet to climate, our fertility is at risk
A childhood fascination with the family dairy farm led University of Melbourne Associate Professor Mark Green to a career in reproductive biology
The great ‘gayby’ boom
In a new book, a University of Melbourne expert charts the rise in queer people raising children, thanks to changes in culture, law and reproductive rights
Male infertility may be the world’s ‘canary down a coal mine’
A global team of experts including from the University of Melbourne has made ten recommendations to urgently tackle the worldwide decline in male fertility.
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.