23-29 September 2019

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Infertility in New Zealand

Infertility in New Zealand

What is infertility? Who is affected? What help is available?

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Experiencing Infertility

Experiencing Infertility

Understanding the non-physical aspects of infertility

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Supporting those with infertility

Supporting those with infertility

Learn how to support whanau or friends who are facing infertility

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Fertility NZ

Fertility NZ is dedicated to providing information, support and advocacy to New Zealanders experiencing fertility issues.  


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.

FertilityNZ was founded in 1990 and is a national organisation offering support, information and advocacy around New Zealand and is a registered Charity.  Much of FertilityNZ's work is done by dedicated volunteers.

One in four New Zealanders are affected by infertility.

Infertility is most simply defined as not being able to achieve conception after a year of unprotected intercourse, 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.


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

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Dandelion newsletter

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

  • A word from the President AUT Egg Donor Study
  • Wanting a second child - a story of secondary infertility
  • Events around the country - back page calendar