Infertility affects many American couples. 6.1 million. That’s significant. Of those couples, 25% have more than one cause. Dealing with infertility is often physically and emotionally challenging. For men and women alike, struggling to get pregnant can feel like a personal failing. However, it’s important to know that it is not your (or your partner’s) fault.
Dealing with Infertility
Causes of Infertility in Women
- For some women, the cause of infertility is unknown. This is referred to as unexplained infertility. Not knowing why you can’t get pregnant is incredibly challenging.
- On the other hand, some people are able to find out exactly why they’re struggling to conceive. These reasons range from environmental and lifestyle factors (like tobacco use) to genetic disorders and can include:
Learn more about male factor infertility.
- In your twenties, you may not be too worried if getting pregnant takes awhile. However, age and fertility are directly linked. The older you are, the more professional help you may need conceiving.
- Do you have infertility or subfertility? Here’s a quick guide.
- There are a lot of fertility myths floating around. Don’t believe everything you read.
Testing and Treating Infertility