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191454 - Fertility Assessment in General Practice and how Advancements in ART assist in patient outcomes

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This topic aims to summerise male and female fertility assessment in the general practice setting. It will explain fertility tests available to GP's in the initial visit, identify issues that warrant early referral to a fertility specialist and address modifiable factors that GP's can investigate and treat prior to a fertility specialist referral. It will provide GP's with a guide to the management of patients who have had recurrent miscarriage and failed IVF cycles and how advancements in ART can assist in better outcomes for these patients.

Relevance to General Practice

There is an increase in the prevalence of infertility due to delayed age of embarking on starting a family and hence the complications associated with woman trying to conceive when older, so the GP plays an important role in the diagnosis, assessment and management of couples; history taking, performing initial investigations and finally referral to a fertility specialist if appropriate. This talk will update GP's on the fertility assessments available and how to interpret them. This meeting will also increase GP's awareness on how advancements in ART can assist patients who they often see who are advanced maternal age, have had recurrent miscarriages and/or failed IVF cycles achieve better patient outcomes.

Learning outcomes
  • Apply appropriate investigations that should be performed for couples to identify red flags that may require early referral to a fertility specialist.
  • Undertake a family history and risk assessment to identify patients at risk of chromosomal abnormalities and understand how embryo selection through PGS increase theur chance of successful outcome.
  • Recognise the importance of early referral for higher level investigations for patients with recurrent miscarriage
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Men's health
    • Women's health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    191454 - Fertility Assessment in General Practice and how Advancements in ART assist in patient outcomes
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    2 hours
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