– Infertility is defined as he inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse or the inability to carry a pregnancy to live birth.
– 7.4 million women, or 11.9% of women, have ever received any infertility services in their lifetime.
– 1 in 8 couples (or 12% or married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy.
– Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained.
– A couple ages 29-33 with a normal functioning reproductive system has only a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month. After six months of trying, 60% of couples will conceive without medical assistance.
– Approximately 44% of women with infertility have sought medical assistance. Of those who seek medical intervention, approximately 65% give birth.
– Approximately 85-90% of infertility cases are treated with drug therapy or surgical procedures. Fewer than 3% need advanced reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF).
– The most recently available statistics indicate the live birth rate per fresh non-donor embryo transfer is 47.1% if the woman is under 35 years of age, and 37.9% if the woman is age 35-27.
– 1 in 7 marriages are between spouses of different ethnicities. And multiracial children have increased 50% in the past decade.
– Because your weight, health and lifestyle can all affect your fertility, it is important to make sure you are eating well, managing your weight, and exercising.
– If you are over the age of 35, the time of trying to conceive is reduced to 6 months.