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Does caffeine affect fertility?

Posted on July 25, 2016

Chocolate, cappuccinos, tea, tiramisu… a lot of us love our daily caffeine fix! But how does caffeine affect fertility and is it safe for pregnancy? In Melbourne, the home of great coffee, a daily strong latte is pretty much the norm. The average woman consumes 100mg of caffeine each day, with the top 10% of … Continue reading

Fertility over 40: a struggle against the tide

Posted on June 1, 2016

It was a privilege to write this blog post for VARTA in response to the ABC Four Corners program “the baby business”. ABC’s Four Corner’s program (link is external) on 30 May started a conversation that we have to have. Having your first baby after the age of 35 is not what nature intended. IVF technology … Continue reading

Men who smoke are putting their chances of fatherhood at risk

Posted on May 24, 2016

Picture: THINKSTOCK As posted in the Herald Sun – http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/men-who-smoke-are-putting-their-chances-of-fatherhood-at-risk/news-story/9dc52d7d125b70119be23a8880bbd042 MEN who smoke are putting their chances of fatherhood at risk, research shows. Long known to affect the fertility of women, studies are increasingly showing that cigarettes also damage men’s ability to reproduce. Research released today by Quit Victoria shows men who are moderate to … Continue reading