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Reproductive health in Australia

Reproductive health includes the ability to have a child when you choose to. Many things can affect this, including:

  • knowing where to get contraceptives and how to use them
  • cancers that affect the reproductive system, such as cervical, ovarian, breast, prostate and testicular cancers
  • fertility problems
  • endometriosis
  • sexually transmitted diseases.

Fertility problems affect around 1 in 6 Australian couples. The number of couples that need fertility treatments to become pregnant is increasing.

healthdirect hotline

Call this number to speak to a registered nurse about your health concerns. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What we’re doing about reproductive health

We contribute to strategies about reproductive health issues, including:

Our other work that relates to reproductive health includes: