One in six couples will have a fertility issue at some point in their lives and one in 10 couples will have trouble conceiving their second child. You are not alone.
Don’t panic, your fertility journey doesn’t have to be an express service straight to IVF. Some simple changes can improve your chance of conceiving naturally.
Whether you're just starting out or you've been trying for a while, it's important to remember the emotions, worries and thoughts you are trying to deal with are valid and common. You are not alone.
The World Health Organisation predicts that infertility will be the third most serious health condition in the 21st Century
We're dedicated to helping you achieve your dream - having a baby. We offer a range of services - from counselling through to IVF & pre-implantation genetic diagnosis - all with the aim of easing your journey to successful pregnancy.
Are you a female struggling to conceive? Read through potential reasons why, or learn more about testing options.
With 40% of fertility issues being male related, it may be time to find out more.
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Established in February 2014, Genea Oxford Fertility offers Christchurch couples access to treatment options for all of their fertility needs.
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It might not seem like it when you’re climbing out of bed to attend a first birthday party for the third Sunday in a row, but infertility is actually quite common in New Zealand. One in six couples will experience some form of infertility during their relationship - that’s at least two guys from your football team or about five people from your high school maths class.
But it’s not really something you talk about with your mates is it? So much of how society rates you as a man is wrapped up in ideas of virility. Advertising bombards you with images of men as all conquering players … on horses. So what do you do when it’s not working and your partner isn’t getting pregnant - despite your best efforts?
The first thing to remember is that you’re not alone. As we said above, infertility is experienced by one in six couples and the cause is just as likely to be complications with the man as it is to be the woman. In fact, four in 10 infertility issues are male related.
On your side of things, the main causes of fertility problems in men are:
Physical issues; or
Medical and family history.
The reasons behind these three causes are usually fairly easy to work out and your Genea Oxford Fertility Specialist can conduct some simple tests to find out why.
You might also find it interesting to read journalist Steve Dow’s article on male age-related infertility called Time’s up, mate.
If you need more info, have questions or just want some advice on your next steps feel free to ask me.
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