Millions of Americans are challenged when it comes time to begin a family. More than 1 in 8 couples have difficulty conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term. Infertility is much more than just a medical condition. Infertility can deplete your finances, affect your personal relationships, and have an impact on you or your partners emotional health.
Infertility is a disease characterized by the failure to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse or is due to an impairment of a person’s capacity to reproduce either as an individual or with his/her partner.
There are many medical conditions that can be the underlying cause of infertility for both men and women. These include:
Male factors include:
There are many options for those that suffer from infertility. Some are:
To learn more about infertility, or to find resources, please visit the National Infertility Awareness Week website.