It is estimated that 1 in 6 couples in Ireland will experience difficulty conceiving. Couples who have not conceived after one year of regular intercourse without contraception may wish to have some tests to see if there is a reason why they are not pregnant.

In some instances, such as women over age 35, or a past history of pelvic infection or testicular problems in men, it is advisable to start investigations earlier – after six months, instead of waiting for one year. Since low fertility can affect men and women equally it is important that both partners are tested.

To find out more about Fertility Investigations at the Dublin Well Woman Centre, visit our services section and make an appointment.

Reduced fertility in women

Reduced fertility in men

Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle

Timing of Intercourse

Fertility Tests

Following Initial Tests

Female fertility and risk of miscarriage by age group

Fertility Facts