Action 4: Refer for Further Treatment



4. Refer for further fertility treatment: Refer for further more specialized or sophisticated fertility treatment in the nearest / most accessible facility for the patient.

Healthcare providers should know where the nearest or most accessible facilities are.

The integration of family planning, fertility and maternal health services in well-organized existing or newly-created Reproductive Healthcare Centres fulfills the objective of supporting family planning programmes while providing treatment for the infertile patients (Ombelet, 2008).

Clinicians tend to over-estimate the success. They should have a realistic assessment of their chances of success. They should ensure that the patients have an objective understanding of their chances of getting pregnant as well as any treatment-related costs.