- Infertility is a disease that affects the normal function of the male or female reproductive system.
- Infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to conceive a pregnancy after trying to do so for at least one full year.
- 7.3 million people in the US are affected by infertility – representing 1 in 8 couples and 12% of the reproductive age population.
- 1/3 of infertility cases can be attributed to the female, 1/3 to the male and the remaining 1/3 to both the female and male.
- Following intercourse on the most fertile day in their cycle, women between the ages of 27 and 34 with no fertility issues present, have a 40% chance of getting pregnant.
- 90% of couples will conceive within 1 year of trying.
- 25% of infertile couples have more than one factor that contributes to their infertility.
- An estimated 20% of infertility cases are unexplained.
- Approximately 85-90% of infertility cases are treated with drug therapy or surgical procedures.
- Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatments for infertility include intrauterine insemination (IUI), gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
Saturday, April 28, 2012
As National Infertility Week is coming to an end, here are some facts you may not know about infertility:
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