RMA of Philadelphia and Central Pennsylvania
Publicado el 16 abr. 2014
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For women 35 and under, infertility is defined as not having achieved a pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse, or having experienced multiple miscarriages. For women over 35, or for those who have previously conceived, it is appropriate to seek evaluation and treatment after six months of trying.
Approximately 35% of infertility is due to a female factor and 35% is due to a male factor. In the remainder of cases, infertility is either a result of problems with both partners (if applicable), or the cause cannot be explained.
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 7.3 million Americans, or one in eight couples of childbearing age, are infertile. Several risk factors can contribute to problems with fertility, including age, irregular periods, prior surgeries, extreme weight gain or loss, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), smoking, and/or alcohol use.