Reproductive science is the study of the biology of the gamete (sperm and eggs) through to the science behind conception and embryo development. The Reproductive Science group, led by Laureate Professor John Aitken, is an internationally-renowned research group investigating new and unique aspects of reproductive health and biotechnologies.
Approximately 1 in 6 couples in Australia are infertile and 1 in 3 women aged over 35 years of age have fertility problems. (Source - ABC Health & Wellbeing Infertility Fact File)
In fact, more than 1 per cent of babies are born as a result of assisted reproduction in Australia and this marks a new generation of children who are the product of successful scientific technologies. (Source - ABC Health & Wellbeing Infertility Fact File)