When it comes to making a baby, healthy sperm is important. It boosts the chance of a pregnancy and reduces the risk of miscarriage and health problems for a baby. So, from 10 – 16 October, we’re focusing on what men and gender-diverse people can do to protect their fertility and improve it if they want to become a parent one day.
Throughout the week, we’ll be giving Australians the low down on:
Sexually transmitted infections that can block sperm tubes
The male biological clock
Which drugs and alcohol affect sperm
Chemicals that affect fertility
The link between weight, erections and infertility
Why you should think twice about hot spas and baths if you’re trying for a baby.
Our campaign is all about engaging Australians who want to be a parent now or in future, so they can maximise their chance of a healthy child when the time is right for them.
Get involved in #FertilityWeek
Fertility Week is a national public education campaign to help people improve their chances of becoming pregnant and having a healthy baby.
Fertility Week promotes conversations and awareness about factors that affect fertility. We encourage individuals and health professionals to help spread the word.
Stay tuned for more news on activities during Fertility Week by signing up to Your Fertility Monthly below.
Your Fertility recognises that not all people who need to access men’s health services identify as men. When we refer to men, this includes all people with a penis and/or testicles requiring reproductive healthcare.
We asked Dr Nicole McPherson, a reproductive health expert who studies sperm, to give us the low down on what everybody should know about sperm health.
A tool to help you understand the factors that can affect your chance of conceiving, as well as the health of a future pregnancy and child and what you can do to improve your preconception health.
Planning to have a baby? Your first step is to make an appointment to see your doctor (with your partner if you have one) for a pre-conception health check. Here is a list of proven ways to help men improve their sperm to conceive a healthy baby.