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Infertility

Infertility means that you haven't been able to get pregnant after trying for at least 1 year (or 6 months if you're over 35). It doesn't mean you'll never get pregnant.

Your chances of getting pregnant are higher when you are younger. You are most able to get pregnant (fertile) in your late 20s. Then, in your mid-30s, you become less fertile. This is because your eggs get older.

Trouble getting pregnant can be caused by a problem with the reproductive organs. Talk with your doctor about testing and treatment. Testing will likely start with hormone and semen testing.

There is a wide range of treatment options. They include medicines, surgery, insemination, and in vitro fertilization (IVF).

  • Diagnosis

    How is infertility diagnosed?

    Doctors can do tests and ask you questions about your past health to check for infertility. Tests may check hormone levels, semen quality, or the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.

  • Treatment

    How is infertility diagnosed?

    Doctors can do tests and ask you questions about your past health to check for infertility. Tests may check hormone levels, semen quality, or the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.