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- Once your cycle begins, that is day 1 of your period in IUI and FET cycles or the day you start FSH injections in an IVF cycle, the clinic is billed by the provider for your pathology testing and scans. The clinic then pays these bills out of the Medicare Rebate that it receives for your cycle.
- The clinic has arranged corporate rates with specific pathology companies therefore, if you chose to go to another pathology company, you need to notify Fertility Solutions first, as there may be additional charges that you have to pay for this flexibility. Once you have notified us, we can discuss any price differences that you may encounter, as you will be responsible for any differences between the corporate rate that Fertility Solutions has negotiated with our normal service providers and the provider you choose to see.
- The situation discussed in point 2 also applies for your scans. During a treatment cycle, scans are provided on site at either the clinic by your nurses or in the rooms with your specialist. If, for some reason, you choose not to use the clinic or your specialist for your scans, you will have to pay any difference between what the clinic charges and what the other service provider charges. Please contact Fertility Solutions and have a discussion with them about this before making any decisions.
You must contact Fertility Solutions before changing providers, so we can provide you with a quote. If you do not contact the clinic, you will be liable for any cost differences. Please note the difference in these charges can be quite significant.
To learn more about our cost - click here to review our costing guide.
Success rates vary from clinic to clinic and are largely dependent upon your individual circumstances. View our success rates or read more on the factors that influence your ability to achieve a successful pregnancy.
- Advancing age, predominantly women
- Fallopian tubes factors (blocked or damaged tubes, missing tubes)
- Sperm problems: Semen quality / low sperm count
- Ovulatory problems
- Hormonal factors
- Weight: Being overweight or underweight
- A condition known as Polycystic Ovaries (PCOs)
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Visit "How To Judge IVF Success Rates" for more information.
Surrogacy arrangements are very complex and as such Fertility Solutions has decided not to currently offer this treatment. There are clinics in Australia who do have extensive experience in surrogacy. If you think this is what you need, talk to your doctor for more information.
Sperm Donation FAQ
- Donor sperm is currently in extremely short supply in Queensland. Adoption in Australia is difficult due to very few children being available for adoption. Some couples, of course, choose to remain childless.
- Did you know that male infertility is responsible for about 30% of couples not being able to conceive? There are some males who do not produce any sperm and are not able to achieve a pregnancy with their partner. Male infertility has many causes including genetic, infections and trauma damage.
- To assist patients who have already conceived children using donor sperm and are wishing to extend their family and provide their child with sibling/s.
We understand that you may not be ready or want a family of your own, but by entering a sperm donor program you can help make someone else’s dreams of parenthood become a reality.
- You are over 21 and under 41 years of age.
- You are in good health and prepared to have regular blood tests
- You have a low risk for sexually transmitted diseases such as Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS
- You can provide a family medical history.
- You are prepared to go through counselling (along with your partner if applicable)
- You are ideally currently not going through fertility treatment yourself
- To find out your own fertility status
- To help assist another couple realise their dream of becoming parents
Please be assured that all services are provided in a completely discreet and confidential environment.
Thank you for reading this information and taking the time to consider becoming a sperm donor. You may not know it, but there are a lot of people that will be very grateful to you for just considering becoming a donor. Many individuals and couples would not be able to create a family without your help - so thank you. If you feel you have what it takes to be a sperm donor, we encourage you to contact us.
More Questions About Infertility or Sperm Donation? Get more info on becoming a sperm donor or feel free to call our office today on 1300 FERTILITY.