Infertility | Trying To Conceive
Infertility is a disease or condition of the reproductive system that affects an estimated 10 to 15 percent of couples trying to conceive in the United States. It occurs in both women and men; in fact, female factors and male factors each account for approximately one-third of all infertility cases. The remaining cases arise from insufficiency in both partners, or the cause of infertility simply cannot be explained.
According to the National Institutes of Health, healthy couples under the age of 30 who have sex regularly have a 25 to 30 percent chance of getting pregnant each month. Infertility is generally diagnosed after a couple fails to achieve a pregnancy after one year of unprotected, well-timed intercourse, or if the woman has been unable to carry a pregnancy that results in a live birth.
Fortunately, modern medicine and RMACT offer many effective and safe therapies for treating and overcoming infertility that can significantly increase a couple’s chances of becoming pregnant. In fact, up to 90% of infertility cases are treated with conventional medical therapies such as medication or surgery, according to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
The four basic types of infertility are: