Dads with children aged between three and 12 are invited to take part in a new research study exploring the role fathers play in sexuality education.Read more
Québec’s provincial insurance plan that provides fathers with paternity leave has had a major impact on fatherhood.
This article by Diane-Gabrielle Trembaly of the TÉLUQ University was originally published at The Conversation.Read more
According to Parents at Work CEO Emma Walsh, there is a “a myriad of parental leave policy out their concocted by employers.” So it’s not surprising many men in Australia don’t use it.
“It’s a bit of a dog’s breakfast,” Walsh told the Australian Fatherhood Research Symposium last week at Deakin University, Melbourne.Read more
NSW 2012 scientist of the year Professor John Aitken knows a great deal about fertility - in men and women.
The Chair in Biological Sciences at the University of Newcastle has specifically been paying attention to male infertility and the long-term damaging impacts of environmental, physical and social factors, such as smoking, dietary choices, carrying a mobile phone around and excessive exposure to herbicides and pesticides.Read more
Lecturer in psychology and counselling at the University of Southern Queensland, James Brown, is seeking to explore the barriers and enablers of father involvement in parenting.Read more
Is it time we put more focus on helping new dads to balance work and childcare?Read more
Professor Paul Ramchandani, a leading UK researcher into the area of fathers’ mental health, is a keynote speaker at a fatherhood Symposium taking place at Deakin University, Melbourne, in early May.Read more
Childhood obesity is a major health issue in modern economies around the world, but many parents are resistant to receiving health warnings about their children’s weight.
New research from New Zealand has found that while nearly two-thirds of parents would like to be made aware if their children’s weight was putting their health at risk, they would find the news upsetting and worrying.Read more
Dads in Victoria who end up in prison are being denied their parental rights and treated differently from incarcerated mums, according to research published in the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.Read more
Australian fatherhood experts have called for dads to be included in national efforts to screen new parents for depression.
Screening mothers for mental illness before and after birth is now standard practice in Australia, but the mental health of dads is not routinely assessed at any point.Read more