Infertility Why is it Important?

In some cases, infertility is caused by things that might also affect your overall health, so it’s important to determine the causes for both your sake and your child’s. Additionally, your child’s health might be affected by certain causes of infertility so your gynecologist can direct you to the right experts if your pregnancy becomes high-risk infertility is generally defined as a failure to achieve pregnancy within 6-12 months of trying to conceive, though this can vary depending on each patient. For women aged 35 and older, or with other medical problems, this window is shortened to 6 months. Infertility affects about 15% of couples due to a variety of reasons including decreased or impaired ovarian function, blocked fallopian tubes, history of pelvic infections, abnormal uterine anatomy, or abnormal sperm in one’s reproductive partner. Many times, however, it is unexplained.