Infertility, fertility treatment and partner relationships

Most of the people we spoke to were in ongoing heterosexual or queer couple relationships. A few people had experienced a previous relationship ending, which they attributed in part to the pressure of infertility or unsuccessful fertility treatment. Some had re-partnered and had undergone or were trying fertility treatment in their new relationships, while others had remained single.

The first film below looks at people’s experiences of the impact of infertility or fertility treatment on their relationship, while the second film examines perspectives on how their partner influenced their experience of fertility treatment.

Impact of infertility and fertility treatment on partner relationships

Partner’s influence on the experience of infertility and fertility treatment

Further information

Managing infertility, IVF and your relationship – Centre of Perinatal Excellence

Queer Parents Network – TTC (trying to conceive) support group, Facebook

Talking Points

Becoming a parent: Experiences of queer women and gender diverse people presumed female at birth