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Our Team

Our highly experienced and dedicated team of IVF specialists is here to support you at every stage of your fertility journey because care is at the heart of everything we...

IVF Success Rates

We are very proud to say that we have been helping to create families since 1982 when Flinders Fertility reported the first IVF baby birth in SA. We believe it...

For Referrers

Flinders Fertility has been serving the South Australian community for almost forty years. In that time, we've not only helped thousands of patients achieve their dream of having a family...

Am I Suitable

There are many things to consider when deciding whether to undergo fertility treatment, however, there are some factors that we are are obliged to consider. While Flinders Fertility is committed...

Female Infertility

For many Australians, the journey to parenthood does not always happen as quickly as they expect. In fact, as many as one in six couples experience difficulty conceiving. We are...

Preparing for Pregnancy

We believe in providing a minimally invasive and holistic approach to your care based on your individual needs. Our goal is not only to help you achieve pregnancy but also...

What to expect

We aim to help you make the best decision based on your individual needs, and are here to guide you from diagnosis to treatment, no matter where your fertility journey...

Frequently asked questions

Undergoing fertility treatment can be overwhelming at times, and there is often a lot of information to take in. Below is a list of frequently asked questions, but if you...

Treatments & Services

We aim to help you make the best decision based on your individual needs, and are here to guide you from diagnosis to treatment, no matter where your fertility journey...

How to start fertility investigations

For many Australians, the journey to parenthood does not always happen as quickly as they expect. For others, becoming a parent might require the assistance of sperm or egg donation...

IVF and ICSI

Watch this helpful video series below to give you an overview of what IVF treatment might look like for you:

Ovulation Induction (OI)

When is OI recommended? Generally OI is most suitable for women who do not ovulate regularly or who are not ovulating at all. In addition, the woman must have normally...

IUI - assisted insemination

What is IUI? IUI (intrauterine insemination) is a procedure in which sperm are placed directly into a woman’s reproductive tract. IUI involves placing prepared semen through the neck of the...

Frozen Embryo Transfer

What is a frozen embryo transfer (FET)? FET is the process in which a frozen embryo from a previous IVF treatment cycle is thawed and transferred back into the uterus...

Advanced embryo selection

For most of our patients, we don't propose additional tests and add-ons as they rarely offer enough incremental benefit to warrant the additional costs. However, for anyone who has experienced...

Surgical sperm retrieval

What is a surgical sperm retrieval? When sperm is not present in the ejaculate, or there is an inability to ejaculate, surgical sperm retrieval may be recommended in order to...

Donor Program

Some families are only made possible by the generous act of gamete (sperm and egg) donation. For single women and same-sex couples this is the only route to pregnancy, as...

Endocrine Disorders

Endocrine disorders are some of the most common causes of infertility. What is a hormonal imbalance? The human body uses around fifty hormones to regulate different systems and bodily functions...

PCOS

What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormone condition. Having polycystic ovaries means there are multiple small cysts in the ovaries, called follicles, which contain the eggs...

Endometriosis

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a common condition where the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) grows in places outside of the uterus. This can result in inflammation and an...

Fertility Treatment Costs

Flinders Fertility operates an open and transparent fee structure, and we provide all patients with an individualised quotation prior to commencing treatment. The out-of-pocket fees below are a guideline for...

Financial Assistance

We acknowledge that fertility treatment is expensive, and unfortunately not all patients qualify for Medicare rebates. To help spread the cost of payments, we offer Zip Pay. You may be...

Privacy Policy

Since 12 March 2014, Flinders Fertility has applied the 13 Australian Privacy Principles, as set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act), to the way it collects, holds...

Patients rights and responsibilities

As a consumer of health care, you have the right and responsibility to be involved in decisions about your medical treatment. Our patients are our first priority and we aim...

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions Of Use Flinders Reproductive Medicine Pty Ltd trades as Flinders Fertility. Welcome to the Flinders Fertility website (Website) which is published by Flinders Reproductive Medicine Pty Ltd...

Contact Us

For urgent medical enquiries outside normal business hours and up to 10 pm any night, please call our out of hours service on 08 7111 3566. The call service staff...

About Us

Our Story Flinders Fertility (previously Flinders Reproductive Medicine) started in 1977 as a collaboration between Flinders University and the Obstetrics and Gynaecology department of Flinders Medical Centre. We've served the...

Our Doctors

The doctors at Flinders Fertility are a highly experienced and dedicated team of IVF specialists with decades of experience in gynaecology, obstetrics, and specialised fertility treatments. They will offer the...

Life Whisperer (AI Technology)

Flinders Fertility was the first clinic in Australia to use Life Whisperer, an Artificial Intelligence technology that works hand-in-hand with our embryologists to provide an objective assessment of embryo viability.

Using Donor Sperm

Many people are only able to become parents with the assistance of donor sperm. Flinders Fertility has one of the longest-running donor services programs in South Australia and we are...

Donor Eggs

Flinders Fertility offers egg donation cycles to suitable patients who are unable to conceive using their own eggs. The clinic does not have access to an egg bank; however, our...

Become a Sperm Donor

Why become a donor? Sperm donation is one of the most altruistic and caring things you can ever do. On a daily basis, the people who become parents because of...

Low ovarian reserve (low AMH)

What is ovarian reserve? Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have, and the quantity and quality of these eggs deteriorate with age. Ovarian reserve refers to...

Primary ovarian insufficiency

What is primary ovarian insufficiency (POI)? Primary ovarian insufficiency happens when a woman's ovaries stop working normally before she is 40. It is sometimes confused with premature menopause, but these...

Fertility Preservation

Fertility preservation is the process of saving or protecting eggs, sperm, or reproductive tissue so that a person can use them to have biological children in the future. There are...

Egg Freezing

We can store your eggs, so they are ready when you are. There are many reasons you might delay the decision to have a baby such as waiting until you...

Sperm Freezing

Why freeze sperm? Sperm freezing offers the opportunity to preserve your fertility for the future, and there can be many reasons why you might decide to freeze and store your...

Cancer and Fertility

After a diagnosis of cancer, you may be feeling overwhelmed by everything you now have to consider. Looking beyond the immediate future might not be your first priority, but unfortunately...

Counselling & Support

At Flinders Fertility, a professionally qualified counsellor is available to offer confidential support during times that can be emotionally demanding. We strongly believe in caring for your emotional health and...

Concession Card Holders

Flinders Fertility is the only clinic in South Australia to offer discounted fees for financially disadvantaged patients. To qualify for the following discounts, you will need to have a valid...

LGBTQI+ Fertility Management

Flinders Fertility has a long history of working with LGBTQI+ patients and communities. Some of our leadership team were involved in lobbying for an important change in South Australian legislation...

General enquiry complete

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COVID-19

We are happy to advise that we have rolled back most of the COVID-19 precautions previously in place and masks are no longer required to be worn in the clinic...

Male infertility

Male infertility is incredibly common with around 40 percent of infertility in couples being due to male factors. What causes male subfertility and infertility? The terms subfertility and infertility are...

Helping You Become Parents - Thank You Page

Thank you for contacting Flinders Fertility. One of our team will call you very soon to assist you. In the meantime, you can take a look at the preparing for...

Subfertility vs Infertility

Subfertility vs Infertility – what’s the difference? The terms subfertility and infertility are often used interchangeably but they aren’t quite the same thing. Infertility is the inability to conceive naturally...

Medication Videos

Your doctor may prescribe you medication during your fertility journey. You can use the links below for instructional demonstration videos for the most commonly prescribed medications and of course, you...

Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidies

Why undergo genetic testing of embryos? Each one of us has a genetic blueprint — an ‘instruction manual’ that makes us uniquely human and determines our individual characteristics. This...

The Fertility Dictionary!

If you have looked at socials or Facebook groups about fertility and IVF, you've probably seen a LOT of acronyms! Some are easy to guess, others not so much...

Effects of Methamphetamines on Fertility and In Pregnancy

Australia has recently received the unwelcome honour of being the ‘meth capital’ of the world, and methamphetamine is now the most popular illicit drug in Australia. With such widespread...

10 of the Top High-Folate Foods

Folate, aka Vitamin B9, occurs naturally in foods and is necessary for healthy growth and development. It is particularly important to the healthy development of babies in early pregnancy...

Are Essential Oils Safe When TTC?

For thousands of years, people have been using flower oils not just for their scent, but also to enhance their physical and emotional wellbeing. While essential oils are becoming...

How Anabolic Steroids Impair Fertility

Lifestyle factors play a big role when it comes to fertility. Drug use, including the misuse of steroids, significantly impacts sperm parameters making it harder to become pregnant.

40 Years of IVF in SA

It’s been 40 years since South Australia’s first IVF baby - a little boy called Mathew - was born at Flinders Medical Centre. So much has changed in fertility...

Exercising During IVF

There is a lot of information (and quite a bit of misinformation!) about exercising during your IVF cycle. You’ve probably heard everything from “stop exercising during IVF” to “it’s...

mRNA vaccines vs catching COVID-19: looking at their impact on fertility and IVF.

There has been a huge amount of information (and misinformation!) circulating in relation to IVF, pregnancy and COVID-19. And it certainly can be confusing to know what is credible...

Telling your child about donor conception

Many patients require donor sperm, eggs, or embryos to be able to have a family, including single women, same-sex, and heterosexual couples. Their journey to parenthood is more complicated...

How to improve sperm quality

It’s well-known and accepted that a healthy diet and lifestyle are important for fertility and especially to aid egg quality and conception. However, did you know that it’s equally...

Vitamins and supplements that support fertility

It's important to get the right balance of vitamins before you conceive to enable you to have a healthy pregnancy. Sometimes that's not possible just through food alone so...

How to avoid chemicals that can reduce fertility

How to avoid chemicals that can reduce fertility In our modern everyday life we come into contact with many different chemicals. Studies show that a particular group of chemicals...

Does IVF hurt?

Managing the side effects of IVF treatments

Diabetes

What causes diabetes? Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the beta-cells of the pancreas where insulin is produced. Insulin is the hormone that controls blood sugar...

Thyroid disorders

What are thyroid disorders? The thyroid is a gland in the front of your neck that is part of the endocrine system, which controls the hormones in your body. Thyroid...

Hyperprolactinemia

Hyperprolactinemia is a condition of too much prolactin in the blood of women who are not pregnant but it can also occur in men. About a third of women in...

Fertility Guides

We've pulled together some of our most requested resources to help you on your journey. And don't forget if you have any questions about the next steps you can book...

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are chemicals that can interfere with the body's endocrine (hormone) system and which can have an impact on your fertility. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are common and can...

Conception after bariatric (weight loss) surgery

It's safe to get pregnant after bariatric (e.g. gastric sleeve) surgery however it’s recommended to wait until your weight stabilises. Some experts suggest waiting a minimum of 12 months and...

Androgen (anabolic steroid) abuse and fertility

Androgen abuse refers to unauthorised or excessive use of male hormones (such as testosterone) for the purpose of enhancing physical performance or appearance. This can include the use of anabolic...

Sperm donor thank you page

Thank you for your interest in becoming a sperm donor. Our donor coordinator will be in touch very soon.

Reproductive Carrier Screening

Why consider reproductive carrier screening? If you are thinking about having children, now or in the future, we strongly recommend that you have reproductive carrier screening. Many of us are...

Expanded Genetic Carrier Screening

Many people are carriers of recessive genetic conditions and don’t know it. Being a carrier means that you inherited a normal gene from one parent and a gene with an...