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  1. 17 November 2023 - Science Matters

    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

  2. 6 November 2023 - Humanities

    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

  3. 13 October 2023 - Science Matters

    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.

  4. 29 April 2021 - Science Matters

    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.

  5. 10 January 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.