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Fertility

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Last reviewed: April 2020


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How Age Matters For Your Fertility | Your Fertility

It's a biological fact that as women and men age, their potential to have children decreases, although the exact time when this starts to happen can vary among individuals

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Nutrition and supplements | Your Fertility

Women and men can improve the chances of a pregnancy and give their baby the best start in life by having a healthy diet, well before a baby is conceived

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Healthy conception tool | Your Fertility

When trying for a baby it’s important to be as healthy as possible

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Reproductive health | Australian Government Department of Health

Good reproductive health allows women and men to decide if and when to have children. It can be affected by some diseases, access to contraceptives and fertility issues. Find out what we’re doing to improve reproductive health services in Australia.

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Optimizing male fertility

A mans lifestyle affects his fertility and lifestyle changes can increase the chance of conception. Keeping the testicles away from high temperatures such as laptop heat, and avoiding sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are two important measures. Men who are trying to conceive should also exercise to boost fertility and be aware of the links between age and fertility in men.

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Infertility | Family Planning NSW

Fertility is your natural ability to have a child. Infertility is when a couple has had regular unprotected intercourse for a year but have not become pregnant. For a woman to become pregnant, a man's sperm needs to meet with a woman's egg. The fertilised egg then implants in the lining of the woman's uterus and starts to grow into a baby.

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Smoking and fertility

We all know that smoking can cause cancer, heart disease and a range of other health problems. Many smokers don’t realise that smoking can also affect both men’s and women’s fertility.

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Test your fertility knowledge | Your Fertility

Correct answer: False Although living a healthy life will certainly help if you’re trying to conceive, the age of the mother-to-be is the single most important factor

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Smoking | Your Fertility

A healthy baby starts with healthy sperm and healthy eggs

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Fertility | Jean Hailes

Fertility is your ability to produce a child. Infertility is when you have had 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse and you have not become…

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