Reproductive health

Good reproductive health supports individuals and couples to decide whether and when to have children. It can be affected by diseases, access to contraception and fertility issues. Find out what we’re doing to improve reproductive health in Australia.

About reproductive health

Why it’s important, and how to maintain good reproductive health.

What we do

What we’re doing to improve reproductive health in Australia.

Mitochondrial donation

We’re introducing this assisted reproductive technology into Australia.

Endometriosis

Our national action plan to tackle endometriosis.

healthdirect hotline

1800 022 222

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.

Latest resources

Latest resources

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Top 3 COVID-19 vaccine questions – COVID-19 vaccines for over 60s, fertility, and transmission from children

Dr Lucas de Toca, COVID-19 Primary Care Response First Assistant Secretary, answers the top three questions you’ve been asking on our social accounts.

Endometriosis Progress Report 2021

The Australian Government is taking active steps to address the significant burden that endometriosis is placing on Australian women. Since the release of the National Action Plan for Endometriosis in July 2018 several projects including research opportunities have been successfully implemented.

Public consultation on the approach to introduce mitochondrial donation in Australia – Summary report

This report summarises outcomes of the public consultation held into our approach to introduce mitochondrial donation in Australia.

National Action Plan for Endometriosis

This National Action Plan for Endometriosis acknowledges that endometriosis causes a substantial health burden in Australia. It sets goals and objectives to address this burden.