Fertility information for patients

Most young Australians want a baby at some stage, but the vast majority don’t know when their fertility starts to wane, research shows. And most place too much faith in IVF as a back-up measure.

A survey of more than 700 Australians for Your Fertility found one in three knew a woman’s fertility starts to diminish from about age 30. Only 14 per cent knew a man’s fertility starts to decline from age 45.

The survey, conducted for Fertility Week, also found that most respondents overestimated success rates for IVF which works for about half of all people who try it.

So, if you want to help your patients ...

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