50-52 Gloucester Rd,
Hurstville, NSW 2220

Weekdays: 7am – 5pm
Saturday: By appointment

Our Treatment Options

Types of Fertility Treatment

Fertility First was established in 1997 to offer personalised fertility treatment and health care in Sydney.  We provide professional advice, assessment and fertility treatment, coupled with leading-edge assisted reproductive technologies.

Our aim is to improve fertility and maximise a couple’s chance of conceiving while minimising disruption to their life.  As we believe it is very important to treat couples according to their individual needs, you will be fully assessed prior to any treatment starting.

Donor Sperm

For some couples, using donated sperm may be their chance of achieving pregnancy. Fertility First has been very fortunate to have a consistent supply of donor sperm immediately available for the past 15 years.

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

A pregnancy rate of 10 to 40% is expected, depending on the woman’s age and the number and quality of the embryos transferred, IVF is one of the most popular forms of fertility treatment available.

Donor Eggs

Women struggling to fall pregnant may not necessarily have the same success with their own eggs, nor may they find it easy to find egg donors in Australia. Fortunately, Fertility First offers a donor program to assist.

Ovulation Induction (OI)

This is a treatment that uses medications, either tablets or injections, to stimulate the ovary to produce a mature egg. It is suitable if the only fertility problem is a lack of spontaneous ovulation. We expect a pregnancy rate of 15 to 40%, depending on the woman’s age.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

IUI is a fertility procedure where a mans best sperm is injected into the uterus. To ensure the best possible results, IUI combines a small amount of ovarian stimulation, to maximise the maturity of the egg and the lining of the uterus. A pregnancy rate around 27% is expected*.

EmbryoGen & BlastGen

Fertility First has been endorsed by the Sydney Local Health District Ethics Review Committee at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. After receiving approval from the TGA to be an Authorised Prescriber, Fertility First patients now has access to provide EmbryoGen and BlastGen treatment.

At Fertility First, it's always personal.

Dr Anne Clark, the Medical Director, has worked in this area of medicine for more than 32 years. She was Australia’s first accredited female specialist working in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She is the elected medical representative on the Board of the Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand, the national governing body. She is also on the executive of the IVF Directors Group and a Director of ACCESS, the national patient support group at their invitation. She lectures nationally and internationally on fertility health and well being and is an expert on polycystic ovarian disease.

We take fertility seriously.

Fertility First is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC), Therapeutics and Drug Administration (TGA), National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council (NPACC) and we’re also recognised Donor Sperm Bank under New South Wales legislation.

Fertility information packs

Each year thousands of Australians seek medical advice because of their inability to conceive. At least 15% of couples will experience some degree of infertility, with all its accompanying feelings and frustrations. Your can request Information Packs to help guide you through infertility and the treatment options available.

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Key things to consider before making your first fertility treatment appointment

FAQ's about Fertility Treatments


There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to determining the right fertility treatment. It depends on a variety of factors specific to you and your partner (if applicable). After reviewing your history and fertility tests, we will discuss the different fertility treatment options. 

The cost of fertility treatments in Sydney can vary depending on several factors, including:

  • The specific type of treatment: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is generally the most expensive option, while Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) is less costly.
  • The clinic you choose: Different clinics may have varying pricing structures.
  • Your individual needs: Additional medications or procedures required during treatment can add to the overall cost.

Find the fertility treatment cost breakdown here at Fertility First.

Success rates for fertility treatments depend on your individual circumstances. There are two key factors:

  • The cause of infertility: Different treatments address specific issues, so the success rate depends on what’s causing your infertility.
  • The type of treatment: Different procedures have varying success rates.

For more details on specific treatment success rates, explore our individual fertility treatment pages. However, these are general benchmarks. Always consult a doctor for personalised advice to understand your unique chances of success with each treatment option.

Fertility treatments range from minimally invasive procedures to more complex interventions. Here’s a breakdown of some common options:

Less Invasive Fertility Treatments:

  • Ovulation Induction: Medications are used to stimulate ovulation in women who don’t ovulate regularly or at all.
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI): Washed sperm is inserted directly into the uterus around the time of ovulation, bypassing the cervix and potentially increasing the chances of fertilisation.

Fertility Medications:

  • Fertility medications: These can be used in conjunction with other treatments or on their own to regulate ovulation or stimulate egg production.

Surgical Procedures:

  • Laparoscopy: A minimally invasive surgery to diagnose and potentially treat pelvic problems that might be causing infertility, like endometriosis.

Advanced Reproductive Technology (ART):

  • In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF): Eggs are retrieved from the ovaries, fertilized with sperm in a laboratory dish, and then viable embryos are implanted back into the uterus.
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): A specialised technique used during IVF where a single sperm is injected directly into an egg to assist fertilisation, particularly helpful for male infertility issues.
  • Donor Sperm or Eggs: Sperm or eggs from a donor can be used in conjunction with IVF if there are issues with the intended parents’ own sperm or eggs.
  • Surrogacy: An embryo is implanted in the uterus of a gestational carrier who carries the pregnancy and delivers the baby.