IVF Australia Blog - Fertile Minds

One in six couples experience trouble conceiving, and we are working towards a future where everyone in the community has the opportunity to create a family. Our Fertile Minds blog provides fertility related information authored by our leading minds from across the Virtus Health group. Here you can find the latest research, studies and fertility related information to help you understand fertility - from planning right through to treatment and technologies.

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*All opinions expressed on the blog belong to the individual doctors, scientists and specialists, not the Virtus Health group.

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couple with fire

25 September 2020

15%t of couples have difficulty conceiving, with most cases able to be helped by some form of fertility treatment. Read more about infertility on our blog.
Dr Joseph Sgroi

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Dr Joseph Sgroi

Clock image fertility

19 September 2020

Australian women are increasingly turning to egg freezing to protect their fertility
Dr Manuela Toledo

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Dr Manuela Toledo

AMH test - is it reliable?

8 September 2020

AMH test can give you an indication of your ovarian reserve compared to other women of a similar age
Dr Raelia Lew

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Dr Raelia Lew

men's fertility and age

4 September 2020

It’s common knowledge that women’s fertility decreases with age, but recent studies have indicated that the biological clock is a reality for both sexes.
Dr Shane Higgins

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Dr Shane Higgins

salt and tuna

16 August 2020

importance of iodine in preconception health and pregnancy
Dr Myran Ponnam-Palam

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Dr Myran Ponnam-Palam

weighing scale

13 August 2020

impact of weight on conception and pregnancy
 Dr Robert Lahoud

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Dr Robert Lahoud

woman in office

7 August 2020

Compared with our mothers, the modern-day woman is more likely to be working, travelling, more educated and financially independent than ever before.
Written by Dr Michael Flynn

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Dr Michael Flynn

women on Hammock

5 August 2020

How best to communicate with a couple that’s having difficulties starting a family? Read more about this sensitive topic on our blog.
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egg quantity ivf

5 July 2020

Is egg quantity an important determinant of IVF success?
Dr Christos Venetis

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Dr Christos Venetis

contraception

3 July 2020

will taking the pill impact my long-term fertility
Dr Lyndon Hale

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Dr Lyndon Hale

male infertility

11 June 2020

With Men’s Health week upon us, it seems timely to dispel some myths and discuss some tips about men’s fertility.
Dr Hossam Elzeiny

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Dr Hossam Elzeiny

Diet and PCOS

8 June 2020

Studies have shown that weight loss and diet are the primary focus when it comes to managing PCOS
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