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Your Fertility

Your Fertility aims to create awareness about pre-conception, factors affecting fertility and reproductive outcomes to inform timely reproductive decisions. The program provides information and resources for health professionals, men and women wanting to have a child - whether that’s now or in the future.

Your Fertility - ‘Supporting Reproductive Choices’, is a national public education program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services.

For those not thinking about children quite yet, Your Fertility offers fertility information that will be helpful for later on. Information on other factors such as sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is also provided.

The top five fertility factors - age, timing, weight, smoking and alcohol - are featured within the Your Fertility website and tailored for both men and women.

View the Your Fertility's animations and videos for more information.

Your Fertility is brought to you by the Fertility Coalition: lead agency Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority, Andrology Australia, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and The Robinson Research Institute.

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Last reviewed: March 2017

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A mans age matters

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40 is the new 30 Unless you want to have children

We live longer, healthier lives these days, so we can falsely believe that good health invariably means good fertility. The truth is, the longer we leave it, the harder it can be to get pregnant.

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From the experts

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Fertility Factors - Age on Vimeo

In this Fertility Coalition's Fertility Factors video, Ed tells Bazz he'd be a bunny if he left it too long to start a family.

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Womens guide to getting the timing right

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Age, fertility and assisted reproductive technology

In most developed countries the age of childbearing is increasing. In Australia in 2000 the median age of women giving birth was 29.8 years. By 2006 this increased to 30.8 years and since 2007 has remained at 30.7 years.

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Genetics and genomics

Applications of genetics and genomics are flooding into clinical medicine and personal genotyping will influence many medical and health decisions in the future. This is particularly important in peri-conception care where couples have the opportunity to evaluate, prevent or get early diagnoses of genetic diseases.

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Preparing for conception on Vimeo

Fertility counsellor Cailin Jordan talks about preconception health and what men and women can do to give themselves the best chance of conceiving. This video is

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Fertility Factor: smoking animation transcript

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Smoking and fertility

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