5261 couples with an unfulfilled wish for a child received medical support in 2014: „It takes approximately every fourth couple longer than 12 months to achieve pregnancy. There is a strong need for more education and information“ reports the medical director Prof. Dr. Heinz Strohmer. The Kinderwunschzentrum is reacting to these issues by launching a new fertility information portal.
According to the annual report of the IVF Fund 7649 fertility treatments were conducted and 1797 pregnancies achieved (Source: Austrian Health Ministry). “Many couples underestimate the impact of age, environmental pollution and lifestyle on their fertility”, says Prof. Dr. Strohmer. Of the patients who conducted a fertility treatment at the Kinderwunschzentrum last year, approximately 35% were over 38 years of age. “There is still a widespread belief that pregnancy can be easily achieved even above the age of 40.” However, in reality female fertility declines rapidly after the age of 35.
Our team of doctors is aware of the high education need in society and, therefore, we have launched a new website as an information platform on fertility. Here you can find causes and treatments, current news on reproductive medicine, important information on therapy methods and costs as well as lifestyle tips to support you in the fulfillment of your dream. In order to allow for information on the go, our website is equipped with a responsive design which guarantees optimum readability by adapting to the device being used.