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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How many women and men in Australia have fertility issues?

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

    Approximately one in eight couples in Australia experience fertility problems at some stage. Different figures are quoted but about one third infertility cases is caused by a male factor and one third by a female factor. The rest are either a mixture of male and female factors or have no known cause.

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

    One in six couples is infertile. In 40 per cent of cases the problem rests with the male, in 40 per cent with the female, ten per cent with both partners, and in a further ten per cent of cases, the cause is unknown.
    Fertility problems strike one in three women over 35.
    One in 25 males has a low sperm count and one in 35 is sterile.
    For healthy couples in their twenties having regular unprotected sex, the chance of becoming pregnant each month is 25 per cent.
    The chance of conceiving in an IVF cycle is on average around 20 per cent (but varies due to individual circumstances).
    More than one per cent of births in Australia involve the use of assisted reproductive technologies
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    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide

    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - 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

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