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Most Australians want and expect to have children.

But many are not aware of the range of modifiable lifestyle factors that affect male and female fertility.

As a health or education professional, you can help by sharing evidence-based information on optimising fertility and pre-conception health.

View our resources to help you start conversations with your clients and patients about fertility, pregnancy and having a healthy baby.

 

Your Fertility is brought to you by the Fertility Coalition: Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment AuthorityAndrology AustraliaJean Hailes Research Unit and The Robinson Research Institute.

Education resources and professional development opportunities

Fertility and preconception care: a webinar for health professionals

Join Jean Hailes for Women's Health in a free webinar on fertility and preconception health. This opportunity is accredited with 3 category 2 CPD points (RACGP QI&CPD Program).

Jean Hailes Active Learning Module (ALM)

The Jean Hailes ALM on fertility, infertility and preconception care was developed in collaboration with VARTA. The 6 hour module aims to improve health professionals’ knowledge and understanding of fertility, infertility and preconception care (PCC). The module provides an overview of the causes of infertility, optimisation of natural fertility and recognition of indicators for specialist referral.

Fertility and Assisted Reproduction: Teaching Module

These units of work focusing on fertility, donor conception and assisted reproductive treatment (ART) were developed by Family Planning Victoria in consultation with the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) and Your Fertility. Revised in 2018, they are best taught as a part of a comprehensive sexuality education program for year levels three to ten.

Resources

Fact sheets for health professionals

View and download our range of fact sheets for health professionals.

These fertility fact sheets were developed by the Fertility Coalition in association with the Fertility Society of Australia’s Pre-conception Health Special Interest Group.

Fact sheets for your patients

View and download our great range of resources to give to your patients.

Resource order form

If you'd like to order hard copies, download our Your Fertility resource order form.

Useful links

Videos from fertility experts

‘Talking about fertility’ with Dr. Magdalena Simonis

General Practitioner, Magdalena Simonis from the National Standing Committee Quality Care at RACGP highlights ways to discuss behaviour change for young men and women to achieve a healthy weight and the importance of Body Mass Index (BMI) in relation to optimising patient fertility.

‘Talking about fertility’ with fertility specialist A/Prof Kate Stern

Associate Professor Kate Stern (MBBS FRANZCOG MMed CREI) is a fertility specialist at the Royal Women's Hospital and the Clinical Director at Melbourne IVF. Kate joins us to discuss lifestyle factors that affect fertility and reproductive health outcomes, including lifestyle, physical activity

‘Talking about fertility’ with Practice Nurse, Samantha Read

Practice nurse Samantha Read, specialises in sexual and reproductive health, highlights the importance of starting conversations about weight and fertility early and discussing related issues openly with patients.

How to know you are ovulating - for health professionals

Kerry Hampton, a registered nurse and fertility specialist, speaks to health professionals about the importance of fertility awareness and the roles GPs and practice nurses can play in improving knowledge of timing of intercourse in women of reproductive age

Webinar: Optimising patient fertility

Dr Magdalena Simonis and Associate Professor Kate Stern explore the crucial role general practitioners (GPs) play in educating patients about fertility. This webinar discusses fertility issues and preconception planning, with a focus on practical scenarios and case studies.

Optimising patient fertility

Professor Rob McLachlan, from Andrology Australia, fertility expert Dr Kate Stern from Melbourne IVF and The Royal Women's Hospital and Professor Stephen Trumble from the Medical Education Unit, University of Melbourne, discuss the role health professionals can play in making patients aware of fertility issues and promoting pre-conception planning.