About Dr Peta Skilbeck
Dr Peta Skilbeck, providing Fertility and Reproductive Medicine services in North Gosford, NSW, Australia.
Fertility & Reproductive Medicine
Reproductive medicine is a branch of medicine that specialises in fertility preservation, diagnosing and treating infertility, and other reproductive problems. It also deals with issues related to puberty, menopause, contraception, and certain sexual problems. Fertility is the ability to conceive and become pregnant through normal sexual activity. Infertility may be defined as the failure to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without contraception. The definition has been revised to seek evaluation after 6 months if you are a female over 35. Some of the causes of infertility include; fallopian tube issues, endometriosis, vasectomy or tubal ligation (tubes tied) or low sperm count. Common procedures and treatments vary from ovulation induction using medication, Intrauterine or artificial insemination and invitro fertilisation (IVF). A variety of medical specialists may be involved with diagnosis and treatment, including Gynaecologists, Endocrinologists, Obstetricians and Urogynaecologists.