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This year Fertility Week fights chemicals in the home that may reduce your chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby.
In modern everyday life we are exposed to many different chemicals through the products we use, the food we eat, and the air we breathe. A particular group of chemicals called endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can reduce sperm and egg quality and the chance of becoming pregnant.
Studies show that around 95% of people have EDCs in their bodies and that people who struggle to conceive have higher levels of some EDCs. It is also known that higher levels of some EDCs decrease the chance of pregnancy among couples who use assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF.
While it is not possible to completely avoid EDCs, some simple steps can reduce your exposure to them. This is especially important for people who want to have children and women who are pregnant.
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Fertility Week is a national public education campaign, to help people improve their chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby. The aim of Fertility Week is to promote conversations and awareness about factors that affect fertility, and encourage individuals and health professionals to spread the word.
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Help spread the word and provide a link to Your Fertility on your organisation’s website: www.yourfertility.org.au
Different plastics may contain chemicals that can affect sperm and egg quality. Learn how to avoid these chemicals in the home and increase your chance of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby.
Personal care products like shampoo and body wash may contain chemicals that affect sperm and egg quality. Learn how to avoid these chemicals and increase your chance of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby
Common cleaning products and garden sprays may contain chemicals that affect sperm and egg quality. Learn how to avoid these chemicals and increase your chance of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby.
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