About Fertility

One in six couples in Australia find it difficult to get pregnant. If you are facing the same, don’t worry as you are not alone. The CREI Fertility Specialists are experts who can help you improve your chances of conceiving through various techniques, not only IVF treatments.

You need to see a fertility specialist:

  • If you are under 35 years of age and have not been able to conceive for twelve months or more.
  • If you are 35 years or above and have not been able to conceive for six months.

You need to refer to a fertility specialist without delay if you wish to conceive and:

  • Are 38 years or older
  • Have blocked fallopian tubes
  • Have a history of endometriosis
  • Have polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Have abnormalities in the uterine structure such as fibroids, uterine septum, and adhesions
  • Your partner has a history of testicular cancer, twisted testicles, or treatment with chemotherapy

Your CREI fertility specialist will review your history and perform certain tests. You will be provided valuable information about your health, fertility and timelines to identify the right time to conceive. If necessary, appropriate treatments such as IVF and reproductive surgery may be discussed. You will also receive information related to fertility preservation such as sperm or egg freezing.

Medical and scientific information provided and endorsed by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ANZSREI) might not be relevant to a particular person’s circumstances and should always be discussed with that person’s own healthcare provider. Patient Information Sheets may contain copyright or otherwise protected material. Reproduction of Information Sheets by ANZSREI Members for clinical practice is permissible. Any other use of this information (hardcopy and electronic versions) must be agreed to and approved by the ANZSREI.

Disclaimer: All information presented on this page is intended for informational purposes only and not for rendering medical advice. The information contained herein is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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