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  • Tackling a male taboo – talking fertility

    05 Aug 2014 0 Comments By Hamish Anderson

    When it comes to fertility, men often like to turn a blind eye to it, almost like if they ignore it, it doesn't exist. In this blog I seek to begin the process of normalising the conversation. Come, take part.

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  • The Australian Fertility Census

    20 Jul 2014 0 Comments By Hamish Anderson

    Because we’re passionate about breaking down these walls and making sure all Australians have the knowledge they need to plan their own path to kids – if that’s what they want – we’ve decided to launch The Australian Fertility Census

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  • Vale Professor Rob Jansen

    18 Jul 2014 3 Comments By Mark Bowman

    Last Friday night, Genea lost our founding father, Professor Rob Jansen. After more than 35 years at the forefront of reproductive medicine and genetics, Robert Paul Siebrand Jansen lost a long battle with illness.

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  • Top 100 fertility acronyms decoded

    02 Jul 2014 2 Comments By Hamish Anderson

    Stepping into the world of fertility and conception can be like landing in a foreign country with no idea of the language. To help you out we’ve compiled a list of the top 100 fertility acronyms and their meanings. Read on

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  • Men’s Health Week 2014 - AchieveMENts

    12 Jun 2014 1 Comments By Hamish Anderson

    At Genea, we’re well aware that men can often end up feeling a little left behind in the fertility journey when their partners are the ones undergoing the majority of the testing, taking the fertility drugs, having ultrasounds and procedures and the like. But this week it’s Men’s Health Week and this year the focus is on celebrating the achieveMENts of Australian blokes.

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  • New advertising guidelines

    27 May 2014 0 Comments By Hamish Anderson

    The Australian Health Practitioner Regulator Agency (AHPRA) has released revised guidelines for advertising regulated health services, with new provisions specifically relating to conversations and communications on social media. Read how Genea are going to comply with these guidelines whilst also bringing you the information you seek.

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  • Coping with infertility on Mother’s Day

    11 May 2014 0 Comments By Elizabeth Gosch

    Mother’s Day can be a particularly difficult time for some of our patients. In this post we share with you some tips and suggestions that past patients have suggested as helpful at this time of year.

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  • An examination of recipients’ experience of intra-familial sperm donation

    09 Apr 2014 0 Comments By Evelyn Zwahlen

    Anecdotal accounts and small studies into intra-familial sperm donation - that is donation of sperm from a father to a son or brother to brother- as a reproductive solution wrought with trouble. However, Genea’s Fertility Counsellors were witnessing a different reality during their work with couples seeking and receiving treatment with us. This lead them to wanting to understand exactly what recipients of intra-familial sperm donation were really experiencing. The findings of their study provide evidence that the experience of intra-familial sperm donation can be positive.

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  • The 2 week wait

    08 Apr 2014 1 Comments By Didi Bower

    Many people describe the journey of IVF treatment as a never ending roller coaster ride, filled with heart stopping peaks and troughs of emotion. And in what is all undoubtedly a challenging period, the time after your embryo transfer and before you can take a pregnancy test can be one of the worst. In this post we’re going to outline some of the sensations or changes to your body that can occur during this time to help you understand what is normal.

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  • Campaign for Medicare funding for PGD

    27 Feb 2014 0 Comments By Elizabeth Gosch

    Genea has been campaigning on our patients’ behalf to secure Medicare funding for PGD for four years and we’ve just received the good news that our application is now at the public consultation phase. Here’s how you can help secure Medicare funding for this important procedure.

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