Facts sheets for health professionals

These fertility fact sheets for health professionals have been developed by the Fertility Coalition in association with the Fertility Society of Australia’s Preconception Special Interest Group. Updated October 2015.

Fact sheets for health professionals

Micronutrient (folic acid, iodine and vitamin D) supplements pre-conception and during pregnancy

The evidence relating to the use of folic acid, iodine and vitamin D supplementation to improve reproductive outcomes is reviewed. […]

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Fertility facts for health professionals

Most people want and expect to have children sometime in their life. For some, age and lifestyle factors reduce their […]

Genetics and genomics

Applications of genetics and genomics are flooding into clinical medicine and personal genotyping will influence many medical and health decisions […]

The role of exercise in improving fertility, quality of life and emotional well-being

Being overweight or obese impairs male and female fertility and reduces the chance of spontaneous and assisted conception. Weight management […]

The role of complementary therapies and medicines to improve fertility and emotional well-being

Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) and therapies are defined as ‘practices and ideas which are outside the domain of conventional […]

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are prevalent across Australia and the incidence of some STIs is rising. STIs can impact fertility […]

Micronutrient (Zinc and Selenium) supplements and subfertility

Recent systematic reviews of the effects of micronutrients on male fertility have identified clear positive effects on basic sperm characteristics […]

Age fertility and reproductive technology

In most high-income countries the age of childbearing is increasing. In Australia the average age of all women who gave […]

Effects of caffeine, alcohol and smoking on fertility

There is an increasing body of evidence that health behaviours affect fertility. As most health behaviours can be modified, providing […]

Introducing Your Fertility

Help us educate Australians about optimising their fertility. Share our Your Fertility program video with your network. We want Australians to have the facts, so they can make the choices that maximise their chances of conceiving and having a healthy baby -- whether that's now or down the track.

Optimising patient fertility webinar

Recording of the webinar held on 4 September 2014, featuring Dr Magdalena Simonis and Associate Professor Kate Stern as they explored the crucial role general practitioners (GPs) play in educating patients about fertility. The webinar discussed fertility issues and preconception planning, with a focus on practical scenarios and case studies.