Women with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR)

Have you been diagnosed with diminished or low ovarian reserve?

Diminished ovarian reserve is a health concern that is largely overlooked until women are trying to conceive. It is a condition characterised by a reduced quantity of eggs remaining in the ovaries compared to other women of the same age. However, little is known about the experiences of women with diminished ovarian reserve.

Researchers at NICM Health Research Institute are seeking participants to take part in an anonymous online survey.

This survey aims to understand the experiences of women with diminished ovarian reserve, their diagnosis, treatments offered, and practices used including the use of complementary medicine.

Findings from this survey will help to understand the health needs of women with diminished ovarian reserve and to inform the provision of treatments and practices as well as the direction of future research.


Who can join?

  • Women aged 18 years or over.
  • Have been diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR).
  • Currently living in Australia or New Zealand.
  • Are able to read and understand English.
  • Have access to the Internet.

What’s involved?

Participants will be asked to:

  • Read the participant information sheet.
  • Complete a 20-30 minute, anonymous online survey. The survey contains questions regarding your DOR diagnosis, treatment provided, practices used including traditional, complementary and integrative medicines, and the perceived benefits of these therapies. The survey will also ask about a future trial design for women with DOR.

What are the benefits for participating?

  • Your responses will inform researchers about the perceived effectiveness of different interventions for women with DOR. This will inform further research and design an intervention to be used in a future trial.

Interest in participating in this study?

For more details about this study, please read the following information before deciding whether to participate.

To participate in this study, follow the link and to complete the anonymous online survey.


For more information, please contact:

Alison Maunder
NICM Health Research Institute, Study Chief Investigator - PhD Candidate
e.     a.maunder2@westernsydney.edu.au


Human Research Ethics Committee Approval: This Project has been approved by Western Sydney University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval Number: H14256). This study is supported by NICM Health Research Institute and Western Sydney University. Ms Maunder's position as a PhD candidate is supported by a scholarship from the Jacka Foundation of Natural Therapies.

Study Coordinating Principal Investigator: Dr Carolyn Ee, NICM Health Research Institute