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Infertility management in women and men attending primary care - patient characteristics, management actions and referrals

Chambers, Georgina; Harrison, Christopher; Raymer, James; Raymer, Ann Kristin; Britt, Helena; Chapman, Michael; Ledger, William; Norman, Robert


STUDY QUESTION: How did general practitioners (GPs) (family physicians) manage infertility in females and males in primary care between 2000 and 2016? SUMMARY ANSWER: The number of GP infertility consultations for females increased 1.6 folds during the study period, with 42.9% of consultations resulting in a referral to a fertility clinic or specialist, compared to a 3-fold increase in the number of consultations for men, with 21.5% of consultations resulting in a referral. WHAT IS...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Human Reproduction
DOI: 10.1093/humrep/dez172


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