What is Infertility?

Infertility is “the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected intercourse.”  (under the age of 35)

However, for women aged 35 years and older, the inability to conceive after 6 months is generally considered infertile.

1 in 9 couples (about 12-13% of all couples) have difficulty in becoming pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy.  This means it is one of the most common diseases for people between the ages of 20 and 45. Click Here to learn more.

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Most Common Causes of Infertility in Women

  • Endometriosis

  • Ovulation Issues

  • Poor Egg Quality

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

  • Blocked/Damaged Fallopian Tubes

  • Physically Misshapen Uterus or Cervix

Most Common Causes of Infertility in Men

  • Blocked Sperm Ducts

  • Sperm cannot leave the testes; most commonly caused by a varicocele

  • Sperm Problems

  • Low/No sperm counts

  • Poor Motility

  • Misshapen Sperm

  • Retrograde ejaculation

When Should You See a Doctor?

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