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Effects of obesity in men: Implications for clinical practice

In the September edition of MedicineToday, Prof Gary Wittert, Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health translates the research carried out by the Centre over the last 10 years by describing how obesity in men has deleterious effects on sperm health and reproductive and lower urinary tract function, as well as the important implications for chronic […]

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Dr Nicole McPherson et al awarded grant to pilot GIRRTH

Congratulations Dr Nicole McPherson and Co-Investigators Professor Michelle Lane, Professor Gary Wittert and Dr Tod Fullston, on being awarded a Monash IVF Research and Education Foundation Grant.  The $29,980 will be used to adapt the Centre’s GIRTH lifestyle modification program for a focus on reproductive health. Once developed the program will be piloted with men […]

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New MJA position statements on testosterone supplementation in men

Professor Gary Wittert, Senior Endocrinologist and Director of the FFCMH has recently co-authored with Australian experts two position statements on testosterone supplementation on behalf of the Endocrine Society of Australia, and published these in the Medical Journal of Australia. Yeap BB, Grossmann M, McLachlan RI, Handelsman DJ, Wittert GA, Conway AJ, Stuckey BG, Lording DW, Allan […]

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First Class Honours to Edwina Blue – Paternal health

Congratulations to Edwina Blue on being awarded First Class Honours for her thesis entitled “8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8OHdG) sperm DNA lesions: A potential mediator of paternal programming of the pre-implantation embryo”. Edwina was supervised by Dr Nicole McPherson and Dr Michelle Lane in the Gamete and Embryo Biology Laboratory, University of Adelaide, and was a recipient of […]

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Nicole McPherson – awarded PhD in male reproductive health with Dean’s commendation

The Centre congratulates Nicole McPherson on being awarded her PhD for her thesis entitled “The effect of diet and exercise interventions for the treatment of male obesity induced sub fertility.” for which she also received a Dean’s commendation. Nicole undertook her thesis in the Gamete & Embryo Biology Group, Centre for Reproductive Health, Robinson Institute at […]

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Erectile dysfunction can be reversed without medication

Latest research from the FFCMH indicated that men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem, by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication. In a new paper published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers highlight the incidence of erectile dysfunction and lack of sexual desire among Australian […]

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