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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 3 June 2022 - Science Matters

    The Australian grasshopper that’s given up sex

    A unique grasshopper that's an all-female species that doesn’t have sex to reproduce gives new insights into evolution, say University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 9 June 2021 - Science Matters

    Solving the mystery of the four-headed echidna penis

    The first highly detailed anatomical study of the short-beaked echidna penis has demonstrated its innovative evolution, say experts from University of Melbourne

  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. 3 March 2020 - Science Matters

    The wallaby that's permanently pregnant

    The swamp wallaby is the the only mammal known to be pregnant and lactating throughout the female’s entire adult life finds new University of Melbourne research

  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. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 23 June 2017 - Science Matters

    From ancient Egyptians to modern humans: Why do we still have the genes for heart disease?

    University of Melbourne of researchers have discovered the genes humans need for reproduction are also linked to coronary artery disease.