SUPPORT TOOL 6:
HOW TO REFER AND/OR RESOLVE INFERTILITY
Only approximately half of all infertility patients will have a child as a result of treatment. In most low-resource settings, the likelihood of an infertile patient taking home a baby is almost certainly less than this. Therefore, it is important for healthcare providers to know not only how to refer patients when their problems are too complex for the personnel or resources available in their facility, but also how to help patients resolve their infertility when there is no treatment possible for whatever reason or treatment has failed. The following are strategies to enable healthcare providers to give the best possible care to refer patients or help them resolve their infertility.