Infertility

As many as 1 in 6 couples in New Zealand have difficulty falling pregnant. Some causes of infertility in men are issues with sperm quantity and quality. Causes of infertility in women include problems with ovulation, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), tubal blockage, and issues with egg numbers or quality.

Infertility

As many as 1 in 6 couples in New Zealand have difficulty falling pregnant. Some causes of infertility in men are issues with sperm quantity and quality. Causes of infertility in women include problems with ovulation, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), tubal blockage, and issues with egg numbers or quality.

What to do

The most important aspect with regards to couples falling pregnant includes starting to try at a reasonable age, and seeking help if pregnancy has not occurred.

For women aged 36 and above we recommend seeking help after 6 months of trying, and for women aged 35 and below after 12 months of trying.

If you are concerned about your fertility you should seek assistance, whether male, female, or as a couple.

Treatment

Options depend on the cause of infertility established. Many couples will have a single issue, but a number of contributing factors. Treatment options include ovulation induction (using Letrozole or Clomiphene), surgery, insemination, and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).

We can help

If you are experiencing infertility and would like to talk to us about how we can help, please feel free to contact us. You can also request an appointment online.

The most important aspect with regards to couples falling pregnant includes starting to try at a reasonable age, and seeking help if pregnancy has not occurred.

For women aged 36 and above we recommend seeking help after 6 months of trying, and for women aged 35 and below after 12 months of trying.

If you are concerned about your fertility you should seek assistance, whether male, female, or as a couple.

Options depend on the cause of infertility established. Many couples will have a single issue, but a number of contributing factors. Treatment options include ovulation induction (using Letrozole or Clomiphene), surgery, insemination, and in-vitro fertilisation (IVF).

If you are experiencing infertility and would like to talk to us about how we can help, please feel free to contact us. You can also request an appointment online.

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