Fertility Testing and Treatment Decisions

  • Ying CheongEmail author
  • Rachel Broadley


The NICE definition of subfertility as failure to conceive after 12 months offers a valid starting point for investigations relating to fertility. Fertility testing and treatment decisions require shared decision-making and clear and comprehensive information pertinent to the individual’s circumstance. These are enormously helpful in avoiding misunderstanding that could lead to complaint or litigation within this area of practice.


Infertility Subfertility Semen analysis Ovulation Ovarian reserve 


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    Fertility problems: assessment and treatment. NICE Clinical guidelines CG156; 2013.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Southampton, Princess Anne HospitalSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Southampton NHS Treatment Centre, Royal South HantsSouthamptonUK

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