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The Healthy Male, Spring issue


Issue 64 of The Healthy Male newsletter is out now. Read about simple steps you can take to protect your fertility in the lead-up to Fertility Week 2017, plus a host of other features in the Spring edition.

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Also in this issue:

Focus on: Talking about sexual problems

Many men will experience sexual problems during their lifetime but the good news is that help is available. Talking about a sexual problem with your partner and your doctor is a good first step to getting the help you need.

Health Spot: biological and biosimilar medicines

Learn more about new medicines now available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The Australian Government Department of Health has more information.

How successful is IVF treatment in Australia?

Australian researchers have analysed data from 56,652 women in Australia and New Zealand undertaking ART between 2009 and 2012 to establish live birth rates (LBR) after one to eight complete IVF cycles. This information is very useful for couples making a decision about whether to undergo IVF and also whether to attempt further cycles if the first one is unsuccessful, particularly for older couples.

Latest News: Young men expect to become fathers

Dr Karin Hammarberg from the Jean Hailes Research Unit, with Andrology Australia, has published a review of men’s fertility knowledge. According to Dr Hammarberg, “There is a well-documented trend to delaying having children until later in life. However, as a person ages it becomes harder to conceive, both naturally and via assisted methods like IVF. Much has been said about the reasons for delaying having children and most is directed to women… So, we were interested to know what the research tells us about men’s role in childbearing decisions”. Read more on the back page of the Spring newsletter

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