About Infertility

Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant after one year of having regular sexual intercourse without using birth control. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), infertility affects 10%-15% of couples. 

Causes of Infertility

There are many possible causes of infertility in both men and women. Common causes of infertility are often linked to:

If no cause is found, it is called unexplained infertility.

Age and Fertility

Age can have a big impact on fertility, especially for women. In women, age is the best indicator for the number of eggs remaining as well as the quality of those eggs. According to the American College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (ACOG), fertility starts to decline in a woman’s early 30s and declines more rapidly after age 37.

Age can affect male fertility as well, but not as quickly or predictably.

Female Infertility

Other than the natural decline of fertility with age, the following factors may contribute to female infertility:

Male Factor Infertility

Infertility is often considered a female problem, but there is often a male factor to infertility. According to the CDC, male factors contribute to about 35% of infertility cases. Male infertility may be linked to:

How is Infertility Treated?

Schedule an Appointment at West Virginia Fertility Institute

Women who are healthy and under 35 should try to get pregnant a year before seeing a fertility specialist. Women over 35 should see a specialist after 6 months of trying to conceive.

The expert providers at West Virginia Fertility Institute specialize in a variety of treatments for infertility. This includes fertility testing to determine the causes of infertility. Together, we can come up with a personalized plan for treatment that fits your individual circumstances. If you have questions about infertility or any of our services, please call our office at (304) 345-9292 to schedule a consult.

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Charleston, WV 25302

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