New minimally invasive fertility treatment on offer in Australia

The IVF alternative means fewer or no hormone stimulation injections, but eligibility is restricted

An emerging less-invasive infertility treatment is being offered in Australia for the first time, holding out hope for about 15% of women who cannot conceive naturally, including those who struggle with IVF.

Professor Robert Gilchrist
Professor Robert Gilchrist.

Called CAPA-IVM (capacitation in-vitro maturation), the treatment differs from IVF because it involves retrieval of a woman’s