Immune system and female fertility

If you’ve been trying to conceive, it may be time to seek fertility testing in Melbourne. We can help provide the answers you need!

Oftentimes, defining the cause of infertility is enough to put you on track to the family of your dreams. Fertility testing may result in a a variety of recommended treatments,  including Melbourne IVF. And new research links the innate human immune system and the success of IVF procedures.

Humans are born with an innate immune system, one that is inborn rather than acquired. From the research:

“According to research conducted on laboratory mice, the genetic deletion of the protein Interleukin-1 (IL-1), a key player in the innate immune system, could improve the number of eggs available for fertilization as well as improve the ovarian response to hormonal stimulation involved in IVF procedures. This could prove especially effective in women who initially respond poorly to hormonal treatment.”

If you’re considering fertility treatment in Melbourne and have questions about your chance of success or immune response, contact Dr. Chamoun at the Viera Fertility Center to get started today!


American Friends of Tel Aviv University. (2014, October 27). Slowing the biological clock: neutralizing immune system gene could improve success of fertility treatments. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 29, 2014 from