Fertility Assessments

The definition of infertility is not being able to conceive a pregnancy after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse.

Infertility affects around 1 in 6 Australian couples of reproductive age.

The causes of infertility are wide and varied.

They can involve either the male, female, or a combination of both.

This includes issues with the production of sperm or eggs, the function of male or female reproductive systems; and/or hormonal and immune conditions.

In 40% of couples, the cause of infertility is attributed to a sperm factor, in another 40% the cause is found within the female reproductive system, and a third will have a combination of male and female factors.


A women’s age is the single most important factor affecting a couple’s chances of conceiving. That’s why it is strongly recommended you seek assistance after 6 months of trying if you are over the age of 38 and after 12 months of trying if under 38.

Seeing a fertility specialist is not necessarily a fast track to IVF. A general specialist can conduct simple fertility tests to find out what’s happening, explore all your options and help you fall pregnant sooner with treatment prior to IVF.

How can we help?

Lionel conducts fertility assessments. Please contact our rooms for a consultation.

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