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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 videos for more information.

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

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Your Fertility.

Last reviewed: January 2019

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Effects of caffeine, alcohol and smoking on reproductive outcomes

Some lifestyle behaviours are known to affect fertility, pregnancy health and the health of the baby at birth and in adulthood. Here is what you need to know about how caffeine, alcohol and smoking affect fertility and reproductive outcomes.

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Understanding ovulation and the fertile window

When you want to have a baby you can improve your chance of getting pregnant if you know about ovulation and the ‘fertile window’ in the menstrual cycle.

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Thinking about having a baby?

Here is what men and women can do to increase their chance of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby.

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Weight and reproductive outcomes

Being overweight or obese negatively affects a woman’s health during pregnancy.

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Vitamin and mineral (micronutrient) supplements

Here is what you need to know about the benefits for fertility and pregnancy health of folic acid, iodine, vitamin D, zinc, and selenium supplements.

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What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormonal condition affecting women in their reproductive years.

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How to avoid chemicals that can reduce fertility

In our modern everyday life we come into contact with many different chemicals through the products we use, the food we eat, and the air we breathe.

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Parenting from before conception

New research shows that the health and lifestyle of both mothers and fathers before and around the time of conception affect the health of the baby at birth and into adulthood.

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How to get ready to be a dad

Here is what you need to know about how to get ready to be a dad and give your baby the best start in life.

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The role of exercise in improving fertility, quality of life and emotional wellbeing

Being in the healthy weight range reduces the risk of infertility and improves the chance of conceiving spontaneously and with assisted reproductive technology (ART).

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