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A healthy weight is great for fertility
Author: Louise Johnson
Published: August 2015
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Fertility & infertility

Fertility Week 2015: how weight impacts on fertility and child health

Fertility Week begins today (1-7 September). Designed to coincide with the first week of spring (think fertility, babies and so on), this year’s campaign focuses on the impact that being overweight or obese can have on a person’s ability to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

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Fertility & infertility

Can I still have children?

“Can I still have children?”, The Royal Women’s Hospital. There are versions of this free book for males and females. The book provides information and fertility options for those with cancer having chemotherapy and radiotherapy. 

For a copy of the publication contact rwh.publications@thewomens

Published: November 2018
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception

Egg freezing: Does the reason for freezing affect the outcome?

Headline: Egg freezing: Does the reason for freezing affect the outcome?

In the past twenty years egg freezing has been offered as an option to preserve fertility for women who are diagnosed with cancer and are about to undergo chemotherapy that might affect their fertility. This is called ‘onco fertility preservation’ (OFP). Advances in egg freezing techniques in the last ten years have improved the chance of having a baby from frozen eggs.  As a result, more and more women around the world now turn to egg freezing for non-medical reasons to guard against age-related fertility decline. This is called elective fertility preservation (EFP).

Fertility & infertility

Maybe later baby

A guide to fertility for young people who have been diagnosed with cancer.  

This free book provides honest, clear and accurate information to help you understand your fertility options before and after treatment, allowing you to make decisions about your fertility at the time that is right for you.

Published: September 2017
Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

What happens after egg freezing for ‘social’ reasons?

Headline: What happens after egg freezing for ‘social’ reasons?

Life circumstances, including not having a partner, can prevent women from having children during their most fertile years.

Fertility & infertility

Cancer Council Australia

This website provides information and support for those with infertility or sub-fertility as a side-effect of cancer treatment of AYA cancers. 

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Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care .

Author: Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)
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Fertility & infertility

Fertility preservation for AYAs diagnosed with cancer

This guidance has been produced by the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA) as part of a national Youth Cancer Networks Program project funded by the Australian Government.

The guidance provides evidence-based recommendations and ‘good practice points’ to assist health professionals in effectively and fully discussing with their AYA patients and their families: