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Diagnosed infertility

Often, coming to terms with the reality that making a baby isn’t as easy as you imagined has its own grief attached.  We recommend that you take as much control as possible, and have a plan.  If you meet the criteria, get on the waitlist for publicly funded treatment as soon as you are able.

If you already have a child or children and are experiencing difficulty conceiving again:

Common causes of infertility

MEN (approx. 40%)

Male fertility problems can be caused by abnormalities in sperm numbers, movement or shape. However, the causes of many sperm problems remain unknown.

Causes could be:

  • Failed vasectomy reversal

  • Retrograde ejaculation

  • Blocked ducts

  • Varicocele

  • Absence of vas deferens

  • Undescended testes in childhood

  • Autoimmune (antibody) disorders

  • Lifestyle choices which impact sperm morphology

WOMEN (approx. 40%)

Female fertility problems commonly include:

  • Tubal problems

  • Endometriosis

  • Disorders of ovulation

  • Polycystic ovarian disease

  • Frequent miscarriage

  • Hormonal problems

  • Autoimmune (antibody) disorders

  • Recurrent genito-urinary infections


Up to 20% of couples (including those experiencing secondary infertility) will have no explainable cause for their infertility.