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    What are the treatment options for my infertility?

    I’ve recently had ultrasounds and various tests done which have confirmed that I am infertile, however I long to have a child. Does this mean I don’t ovulate? Is there a treatment, am I able to have children?
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  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    Whether or not infertility is permanent depends on the cause. In some cases, if the cause is treatable then it can be cured. If the cause is not treatable then the problem is often overcome by using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to achieve pregnancy.
     
    ART includes procedures such as IVF (in vitro fertilisation), ovulation induction, ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection), intrauterine insemination, egg donation, GIFT (gamete intra-fallopian transfer), and MESA (microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration). Most fertility clinics, if they do not have their own donor sperm program, have access to one that they can use if needed.

    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

    These are questions to be answered by a fertility specialist, who can give you options based on your individual circumstances. For general information about assisted reproductive treatment, you can visit www.varta.org.au where you will find the brochure ‘What is ART?’. This explains the various treatments for infertility/sub-fertility that are available. Best of luck to you.

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