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Female Fertility Conditions

Natural conception takes place when a healthy sperm fertilises a healthy egg in a woman’s body. In order for this process to take place you need ovulation to occur and a clear pathway for the egg and healthy sperm through the fallopian tubes.

For women, your ability to become pregnant can be affected by your age and common female fertility conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and ovulation disorders, endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes and uterine fibroids.

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What affects my fertility?

Female Age

The most important factor influencing a woman’s chance of conceiving is her age. As a woman ages, the number of healthy eggs produced declines, especially after the age of 36. Read more about the effect of age…

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition associated with irregular ovulation, increased androgen activity and insulin resistance. It is one of the most common causes of female infertility. Read more about PCOS…


Endometriosis is a condition that affects 10 to 20% of women of reproductive age. It occurs when the endometrial tissue, which normally lines the uterus, implants and grows outside the uterus in the ovaries, fallopian tubes or bladder. Read more about endometriosis…


Fibroids are benign polyps or tumours that are common in the uterus however some types can interfere with fertility by blocking the fallopian tubes or disrupting implantation. Read more about fibroids…

Blocked fallopian tubes

If a women’s fallopian tube/s are blocked, this may prevent the sperm meeting with the egg. Read more about blocked fallopian tubes

Should I see a fertility specialist?

A Melbourne IVF fertility specialist can assist with diagnosing a female fertility condition and identifying the best course of treatment to help you get pregnant.

Typically during a first appointment your specialist will assess your medical history and recommend investigations such as blood tests and an ultrasound scan. The results of these will help you and your fertility specialist determine the best next steps for your individual circumstances. You should feel comfortable to mention any concerns you may have and ask questions.

To discuss booking an appointment please contact our Community Liaison Administrators on 1800 111 483 or email us.

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