6-12 September 2021

Join us for fertility discussions, advice & support

Fertility New Zealand walks alongside all people facing fertility challenges.

Fertility NZ

About us

Having the choice to create a family is a fundamental part of our humanness – encountering difficulties in having or completing a much-wanted family is unexpected and can be very challenging to deal with. The confusion, frustration and grief encountered with fertility problems are invisible and often not understood by family and friends or even by health professionals, which can leave people feeling very isolated. Intense feelings such as anger, sadness and grief are a natural part of dealing with fertility problems. However these feelings are often minimised and invalidated by others, so support from people who understand is especially helpful.

Fertility NZ was founded in 1990 and is a national organisation with regional branches around New Zealand and is a registered charity. Much of Fertility NZ’s work is carried out by dedicated volunteers.

  • One in four New Zealanders will be affected by infertility during their lifetime.
  • Infertility is most simply defined as not being able to achieve conception after a year of unprotected intercourse (or the deemed equivalent for single people and same sex couples), or not being able to carry pregnancies to a live birth.
  • Infertility is a medical condition and is recognised as a disease by the World Health Organisation.
  • Approximately 30% of infertility is male factor, 30% is female factor, 30% is both and 10% is unexplained.

For more information, visit our website www.fertilitynz.org.nz or Contact Us

Read more about Fertility NZ - download our brochure


Dandelion newsletter

Download the latest edition of our Dandelion newsletter.  This edition includes:

  • Valuing our egg donors: research into donors’ experiences
  • Louise’s story: reflecting on a journey that ended without a child
  • Infertility: a grandmother in-waiting from her perspective
  • Māori and Pasifika experiences of infertility 
  • FNZ support events and contacts - back page calendar and noticeboard


Find us on Facebook and Instagram.