Through this partnership, Monash IVF provides reproductive education and care to the following AAA member associations and their athletes; AFLPA (AFL), ACA (Cricket), RLPA (Rugby), ANPA (Netball), PFA (Soccer), ABPA (Basketball), and Hockey.
Monash IVF is genuinely passionate about educating and empowering athletes and people more broadly within grass roots sporting communities, about their reproductive health so that they can take more proactive steps and improve their fertility and chances of having a family, when they ready.
Unique fertility challenges facing athletes
While age and pre-existing conditions are two of the biggest factors impacting fertility in men and women, professional athletes can face unique fertility challenges due to the impact high-performance sports training and competition can have on their bodies.
Athletes may experience significant weight loss, endure high intensity exercise and a high degree of physical or psychosocial stress - all factors that may impact their reproductive health.
Fertility challenges may include menstrual dysfunction, the absence of ovulation, and an increased incidence of osteoporosis and fracture risk.
With over 50 years of experience and over 50,000 babies delivered, Monash IVF are well placed to support you with evidence-based information and guidance in every state and capital territory in Australia.
Support available to athletes and their families
1. Athlete Advice Line
We provide complimentary, confidential phone consults with our experienced fertility nurses. If you would like personalised guidance and support about your reproductive health or fertility needs, fill out the form below or call us directly on 1800 754 356 (free call).
2. Quick access to fertility specialists
We understand that athletes have limited windows between training and competition to attend to medical issues. If you need to make an appointment with one of our fertility specialists, we will do our very best to get you an appointment within two weeks. We can help you determine the most suitable specialist for you based on sub-speciality required and your preferences for location and gender. To make an appointment, call our experienced fertility nurses on 1800 754 356 (free call).
3. Educational resources
We offer fertility education sessions online and in person, specifically tailored to athletes. We also have resources like fact sheets and online content programs available which can empower you with information about your reproductive health. For access to these resources or to find out what events are coming up, fill out the form below or call us directly on 1800 754 356 (free call).
4. Fertility investigations and treatment services
Whether you want to have your fertility assessed, are exploring fertility preservation like egg or sperm freezing, or need extra assistance to become pregnant – we’re here help. Fill out the form below or call us on 1800 754 356 (free call), and our team will help you choose a fertility specialist near you with expertise treating athletes.