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Advising couples on subfertility

Advising couples on subfertility

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Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


June 23, 2016


March 22, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman provides a refresher on the definition of subfertility and the likelihood that it is caused by male factors, female factors or a combination of these. This article outlines advice to give couples and when further investigation is required.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Know how likely it is that a couple will conceive within one or two years
  • Know when to start investigations if a woman has not conceived
  • Advise couples who are trying to conceive on steps that they can take
  • Know which tests to conduct for fertility problems and why
  • Consider referral for specialist consultation
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Abdelmageed Abdelrahman
    Trainee in obstetrics and gynaecology
    Northern Ireland Deanery
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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