Calculate Your Fertility Indicators™
What Is Infertility?
Infertility is medically defined as the inability to conceive after twelve or more months of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse.
One in Eight
For one in eight couples, however, the process does not go smoothly. After a year of "trying" without success for a couple under the age of 35, or 6 months of trying if 35 or over, the couple should consult a fertility specialist.
Sooner Rather than Later
Talk to a doctor right away if you have had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, endometriosis, prior cancer treatment, pelvic surgery, or multiple miscarriages. For men, varicoceles and testicular surgery are common causes of lowered fertility.
A diagnosis of infertility does NOT mean that a woman will never get pregnant or become a mother. It does mean, however, that getting pregnant is taking more time than average, and that medical treatment might be necessary.
If any of your fertility indicators are flashing, make an appointment to see a doctor sooner rather than later.