Understanding Male & Female Fertility | Melbourne IVF

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Fertility

One in six Australian couples experience difficulty conceiving. A good first step is to understand your fertility and the factors that impact your ability to conceive.

Female Fertility

Female fertility is a woman’s ability to conceive a biological child which is affected by a number of factors. It is therefore important when you’re trying to conceive that you understand how the female reproductive system works. Find out more about the female reproductive system »

Male Fertility

Conceiving a healthy baby depends on a number of factors, including healthy sperm. Male factor infertility affects around half of all infertile couples, so it is important to understand how the male reproductive system works. Find out more about the male reproductive system »

Effect of Age

Age affects the fertility of both men and women. It is the single biggest factor affecting a woman’s chance of conceiving and having a healthy baby. Fertility decline with increasing age in men is more subtle, but does affect a man’s chances of achieving a successful pregnancy with his partner. Find out more about the effect of age »

Fertility Myths

There are many myths and misconceptions around fertility and how to get pregnant. Find out more about common fertility myths »

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