Journal article

Fertility treatments and the young women who use them: an Australian cohort study

Jennifer L Marino, Vivienne M Moore, Alice R Rumbold, Michael J Davies

HUMAN REPRODUCTION | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In Australia, fertility treatment is partly or wholly reimbursable under federal benefits schemes, without restrictions on age, number of treatment cycles or existing family size. In this study, we aimed to characterize the potential need for and use of fertility treatments in a population-based cohort of young Australian women. METHODS: We conducted structured interviews with 974 members of a cohort constructed by tracing all female infants born at a single general hospital in Adelaide between 1973 and 1975. The main outcome measures were pregnancy history, difficulty becoming pregnant and assistance sought to become pregnant. RESULTS: Of 657 women aged 30-32 who had sought preg..

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