At Monash IVF, our goal is to normalise infertility. Because the truth is: infertility is surprisingly common. It just isn’t talked about much. In fact, one in six Australian couples will experience some form of infertility or difficulty conceiving.
So if you’re having problems getting pregnant, please take heart—you’re not alone. We know how difficult and isolating the struggle can be.
How to get started
If you’re experiencing challenges to your fertility, it’s a good idea to absorb as much expert information as you can.
Chat to a nurse.
Book a free chat with one of our friendly fertility nurses. They’ll talk through any questions you might have and offer guidance on next steps.
Book a consult with a fertility specialist.
They’ll assess your fertility and help you plan for the future.
How do you define infertility?
In technical terms, infertility is defined as a person being unable to conceive after 12 months of regular unprotected sex. Infertility may also be diagnosed if a woman can’t carry a pregnancy to term.
The most common cause of infertility is a woman’s age. But it’s not the only factor. Other factors can relate to the female (in 30% of cases), the male (in 30% of cases), or be a combination of both (in 30% of cases). Sometimes, if no cause can be found, infertility may be classified as unexplained. This occurs in 10% of cases.
Common female infertility factors
Did you know a woman’s monthly chance of conceiving decreases as she ages? It drops from 20% for women aged 30, to just 5% for women aged 40.