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    Is there a fertility treatment available?

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  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    There are several treatments available to treat infertility. These include microsurgery, ovulation induction or assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF (in vitro fertilisation). The treatment chosen will depend on the results of any tests carried out to identify why pregnancy is not occurring. These tests might include checking for problems with ovulation or sperm, whether sperm and egg can get together and whether implantation can occur and be maintained.
     
    Types of doctors who work to treat infertility include:

    • gynaecologists
    • reproductive endocrinologists
    • urologists
    • andrologists
     
    Your first contact, however, will probably be with your GP, who may begin your evaluation. Tests carried out prior to referring you to an infertility specialist will include a semen analysis, an ovulation blood test and a pelvic exam.
     
    For more information Queensland women can call the Health Information on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane). Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer.

  • VARTA is a statutory authority based in Melbourne, Australia, providing independent, accurate information about fertility, infertility and assisted reproductive treatment (ART). View Profile

    The Fertility Coalition, which includes VARTA, has just launched the Your Fertility website at www.yourfertility.org.au - you'll find plenty of information there about how age and lifestyle factors affect your chances of conceiving and having a healthy baby.

    VARTA's website at www.varta.org.au has a downloadable brochure “What is assisted reproductive technology?” , detailing the kinds of treatments that are available.

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