A well-structured health care system is essential to improve health for New Zealanders. General practitioners (GPs) and midwives on the front line of the Primary Health Organization (PHO) receive approaches of 60% and 32%, respectively, by patients looking for fertility advice (New Zealand Ministry of Health, 2011). Should patients be directed to acupuncture at the first step of infertility treatment, it could save their time, energy and cost. Further, application of acupuncture in an IVF cycle by obstetricians and specialists will increase the success rate and avoid further repeated ongoing sessions after failure, therefore improve the quality of public fertility care in NZ.
For more details, please read Dr. Jenny’s article of “Acupuncture and IVF in New Zealand”.