May 9th to 15th 2016

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When to seek help

Women 

Seek help straight away for any of the following:

- irregular cycles (short or long)
- getting periods less than 10 days after ovulation occurs
- severe pain with menstruation or intermittent pain throughout the cycle
- regular breakthrough bleeding throughout cycle
- any unusual discharge (yellow/green, lumpy white, smelly)
- previous infections, such as Chlamydia
- a history of early menopause (before age 40) in the family

Men 

Seek help straight away for any of the following:

- previous genital surgery, including for an undescended testicle
- previous inguinal hernia repair
- previous significant infections such as Chlamydia or Mumps Orchitis 

For more information...

For more advice on your next step, watch our 'What to Ask your Doctor' and 'Fertility Treatment Guide' videos.  Treatment funding is outlined in our 'Infertility in NZ Framework' video

We are here to help!  If you have any further questions, email support@fertilitynz.org.nz or call 0800 333 306

For a couple:

- When you have been trying to conceive for longer than 12 months.  You can see your GP first or you can go directly to a fertility specialist.  The first step is likely to include blood tests to check ovulation and a semen analysis
- If the woman is over 35 years, see your doctor after trying to conceive for 9 months
- If the woman is over 40 years, see your doctor after trying to conceive for 6 months

Webinar - Building Resistance in Fertility.  

A recording of this Webinar is available here