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Gonorrhoea and syphilis on the rise among among heterosexual men and women in Melbourne

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ABC News, 16th January 2018
Melbourne is facing a rapid increase in cases of the sexually transmitted diseases syphilis and gonorrhoea.
Data from the Melbourne Sexual Health Clinic shows the number of gonorrhoea infections has increased 30 per cent annually since 2015.

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Broader definition of polycystic ovary syndrome is harming women: Australian experts

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The Age, August 17 2017 – 11:20 AM In an opinion article in the latest British Medical Journal, Australian researchers argue that an expanded definition had inadvertently led to overdiagnosis, and therefore too much treatment and even harm. The widening of the definition (to include the sonographic presence of polycystic ovaries) in 2003 led to a dramatic increase in cases, from 5 to 21 per...

Sperm counts among western men have halved in last 40 years – study

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The Guardian, Wednesday 26 July 2017 03.00 AEST Sperm counts among men have more than halved in the last 40 years, research suggests, although the drivers behind the decline remain unclear. The latest findings reveal that between 1973 and 2011, the concentration of sperm in the ejaculate of men in western countries has fallen by an average of 1.4% a year, leading to an overall drop of just over...

Fertility and family planning survey

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Description of the study: This survey is for a study which forms part of the project entitled ‘Australians’ perceptions of fertility and attitudes towards ovarian reserve testing’. This project will investigate Australian men and women’s perceptions of the change in female fertility potential with increasing age and their attitudes towards ovarian reserve testing. This project is supported...

STIs may have driven ancient humans to monogamy, study says

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The Guardian, 13 April 2016

Based on insights from computer models, scientists argue that the shift away from polygynous societies – where men had many long-term partners, but women had only one – could be down to the impact of sexually transmitted infections on large communities that arose with the dawn of the agricultural age.

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ABC Health Report on: Endometriosis

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ABC Radio National, Monday 10 November 2014 5:50PM Endometriosis is a common medical condition, affecting one in ten Australian women. Sufferers describe the pain as otherworldly – as if they are being torn up from their insides. Yet the treatment options available in Australia are minimal. This is the story of a tenacious mother-daughter team who fought tooth and nail, via Twitter and...

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