Preserving reproductive health

Although raising a family is an almost universal dream for couples, the reality is that infertility is increasing and will affect one in five Australian men and women, disrupting many aspirations.

Australia is among the highest per capita users of IVF, with about five per cent of children (about one in every classroom) conceived using reproductive medicine therapies such as IVF. Meanwhile, in men globally, including Australia, there is an alarming continuous decline in sperm count.

Professor Jock Findlay AO - Hudson researchers are looking into preserving reproductive health.
Professor Jock Findlay AO

In addition, the survival of our environment, wildlife and agricultural industry depends on reproductive health and researchers working to meet the challenges in this field.

Reproductive Health Australia (RHA) is uniting the nation’s leading reproductive scientists and making their transformative research a national priority. More than 170 scientists have joined RHA since August last year. Together, they are united in action for challenges for human health, livestock production and wildlife and environment.

RHA founder and Hudson Institute distinguished scientist, Professor Jock Findlay AO, said the importance of RHA in progressing reproductive health could be profound.

“This country needs professional, independent expertise for reproductive science to ensure the challenges ahead are being addressed. For those who are making decisions about policy, RHA can be used as a trusted resource of leading researchers who intensely understand reproductive science,” Prof Findlay said.

Become a member

Researchers from a range of disciplines and professional societies, who are interested in supporting the work of RHA, should consider becoming a member. The general public are welcome, but must name their affiliation.

Members receive newsletters and access to information about reproductive health. Membership is free until 30 June, 2021.

For more details, or to contact RHA, visit Alternatively, email:

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