What is infertility?

Infertility refers to the biological inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy to full term. It is often defined clinically as not being able to get pregnant after one year of having regular, unprotected sexual intercourse or after 6 months if the woman is over age 35.

Infertility can have multiple causes including problems with:

Infertility affects about 10-15% of couples trying to conceive. Fortunately there are many good treatment options available today through fertility clinics like Hormone Health Institute. Their exceptional physicians provide cutting-edge testing, therapies, and emotional support to help couples struggling with infertility.

Causes of Infertility

Ovulation disorders - Failure to ovulate is the most common cause of infertility in women. PCOS, thyroid problems, being over/underweight, and other diseases can impact ovulation.

Blocked fallopian tubes - Tubes can become blocked due to pelvic inflammatory disease, prior surgeries, endometriosis. Blocked tubes prevent sperm from reaching/fertilizing the egg.

Endometriosis - Cells similar to the uterine lining implant outside the uterus, causing inflammation and scarring. This can impact fertility in several ways.

Uterine or cervix issues - Fibroids, polyps, or anatomical defects can impair implantation and growth of an embryo.

Unexplained - No specific cause is identified despite complete testing. This occurs ~15-30% of the time.

Treatments for Infertility

Hormone Health Institute provides complete care including fertility assessment and preservation services along with the most advanced treatments like IVF and genomics screening to help couples achieve their dream of building a family. Their personalized care programs address lifestyle, nutrition and emotional health on the journey towards parenthood.

I hope this gives a helpful overview of what infertility is. Let me know if you have any other questions! I wish you the very best.

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