Infertility Defined: Diagnosis or Not, There's Many Fertility Treatment Options Available
Definition of Infertility: Defined as one year of unprotected intercourse in women under 35 and 6 months in women over 35.
Infertility is More Than a Basic Definition
There is more to infertility than this basic definition. Like all foundations, this is a great starting point. Infertility is a dysfunction or disease of the reproductive system. The dysfunction can be easily diagnosed or almost impossible to pinpoint. Whether the problem in conceiving can be identified or not, there are fertility treatments that are available for almost every person trying to build their families.
Fertility Treatment Starts with Testing
Fertility treatment starts with a work up, examining all the parts involved in conceiving. For men, a complete semen analysis will need to be done. For women, there will be blood work and a physical exam as well as other testing as necessary. For both men and women, a thorough history will be taken.
Fertility Treatment Options
From there, there are lots of fertility treatment options, including ingestible medications to enhance ovulation, all the way to third party reproduction which would include a sperm or egg donor or gestational carrier. IUI (intrauterine inseminations or artificial inseminations) and IVF (in vitro fertilization) are two very common fertility treatment cycles if the simpler methods to conceive are not effective.
If you are a woman under the age of 35 and have tried to become pregnant for one year or a woman over the age of 35 and have tried for six months, call us at 203-956-2265 or schedule an appointment here. Or call a fertility program in your area that submits their information to SART and the CDC.
Infertility could be better described as sub-fertility. Take advantage of all the fertility treatment cycle options that are available.
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About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.