Conversations with fertility specialists: what to expect

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“For families experiencing unexplained infertility, medications, intrauterine insemination, and in vitro fertilization can help you conceive,” says Brown. Photo: Pexels


(Simone Marie/ Healthline) — If you’ve been trying to conceive for more than a year, you may be experiencing infertility.

Most medical professionals define infertility as the inability to get pregnant after 1 year or longer of sex without birth control.

If you’re over 35 years old, many healthcare professionals consider it infertility if you’ve not conceived after 6 months of trying.

Infertility is more common than many people think. In fact, it’s estimated to affect about 15 percent of couples around the world.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from research that grouped participants as women or men, in the United States alone, about 19 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 49 are unable to get pregnant for the first time after 1 year of trying. About 26 percent have difficulty carrying a pregnancy to term. (…)

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