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Discover our latest blog articles on all things fertility.

One in six couples experience trouble conceiving, and we are working towards a future where everyone in the community has the opportunity to create a family. Our Fertile Minds blog provides fertility related information authored by our leading minds from across the Virtus Health group. Here you can find the latest research, studies and fertility related information to help you understand fertility - from planning right through to treatment and technologies.

Prefer video content over written? We've got you covered. Check out our Fertile Minds YouTube Channel.

*All opinions expressed on the blog belong to the individual doctors, scientists and specialists, not the Virtus Health group.

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20 April 2023

Why is progesterone supplementation used and can it help with natural conception rates as well? Visit our blog Fertile Minds.
Dr Kokum Jayasinghe

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Dr Kokum Jayasinghe

AMH test - is it reliable?

8 April 2023

AMH test can give you an indication of your ovarian reserve compared to other women of a similar age
Dr Manny Mangat

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Dr Manny Mangat

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5 April 2023

Is egg quantity an important determinant of IVF success?
Dr Christos Venetis

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Dr Christos Venetis

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5 February 2023

When you are trying to become pregnant, there can be a lot of anxiety around knowing when to take a pregnancy test. Read more on our blog.
Dr Samuel soo

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Dr Samuel Soo

7 November 2022

Read about how we keep our data secure and the tools in place to ensure patient records are kept safe.
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Virtus Health

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3 August 2022

Why all couples should consider Genetic Carrier Screening prior to conceiving
Janan Karatas

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Dr Janan Karatas

Clinical Genetics Services Manager

Embryologists looking at embryos with embryoscope

25 May 2022

Improving IVF success through artificial intelligence. Read the latest technologies and science helping to increase chance of pregnancy.
Peter Illingworth

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Assoc. Prof. Peter Illingworth

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6 October 2021

What you eat can improve, or harm, your fertility. Here’s what you need to know.
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Dr Peta Wright

Fertility Specialist

Menstrual disorders - heavy or prolonged periods

11 August 2021

The ‘Let’s Talk about Periods’ Series explores the common menstrual disorders, by fertility specialist Dr Iris Wang.
dr iris wang

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Dr Iris Wang

Fertility Specialist

Donor conception baby

1 August 2021

Today's Fertile Minds article discusses donor conception - the process, privacy regulations in Australia, legislation and more.
Peter Illingworth

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Assoc. Prof. Peter Illingworth

Menstrual disorders explained

1 July 2021

In this Fertile Minds article, we talk menstrual disorders and their affect on fertility - from irregular periods, painful periods, heavy periods and more.
dr iris wang

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Dr Iris Wang

Fertility Specialist

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26 May 2021

One of the world’s first ‘IVFlings’, Rebecca Featherstone, shares her insight into how far we’ve come in destigmatising assisted reproduction in Australia.
Rebecca Featherstone

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Rebecca Featherstone

Relationship Manager