One in six, or 15 percent of Australian couples encounter infertility. The causes of infertility in Australia are shared fairly equally between men and women with approximately 10 percent of cases being unexplained.
The number of couples in their late 30s and 40s attempting pregnancy is increasing. It is common to delays starting a family for a number of reasons: relationships, career and educational demands, desire for financial stability, waiting for a stable relationship. However it is important to understand that fertility in women declines with age, particularly in the late 30s and 40s. As women become older the chance of becoming pregnant decreases and the change of miscarriage increases from 20 percent to 50 percent (by age 40). There is also an increased risk of chromosomal abnormalities. Treatment such as IVF cannot reverse the effects of age on fertility.
ISIS Fertility treatment care programmes ensure that patients are seen regularly by Fertility Care Nurses and their Clinician throughout their treatment cycle. They are involved in their care throughout the process by knowing their results, discussing their ultrasound during the examination, meeting the lab scientist and discussing quality of eggs and sperm and having embryo reports from the scientists every second day. We believe this approach to patient care provides the best clinical and psychological outcomes for the patient.
ISIS Fertility offers a comprehensive range of fertility treatment options to assist couples with male related fertility problems. IVF using testicular aspirated sperm provides an alternative to vasectomy reversal. Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) increases the change of fertilisation where low sperm quality is present. ISIS Fertility can also provide genetic testing for male related genetic problems.
Early referral to a Fertility Specialist provides couples with the best opportunity to have underlying causes of infertility treated and allows prompt access to Assisted Reproductive Technologies when the time is right for them to attempt conception.
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