Am I Infertile?

If you are under the age of 35 and have been trying to conceive for one year without success, or over the age of 35 and have been trying to conceive for six months, you may begin to wonder if you are infertile.

The truth is that 1 in 6 couples have difficulty conceiving. Most of those couples will go on to conceive with the help of reproductive surgery, fertility drugs, or intrauterine insemination.  Very few couples need in vitro fertilization (IVF) or other advanced reproductive technology options to get pregnant.

Some female reproductive conditions that may result in infertility include:

  • Irregular periods, Amenorrhea, or Ovulation Disorders
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • High FSH, Low AMH, Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Fibroids or polyps
  • Scarring or complications resulting from untreated Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Some conditions that could result in male infertility include:

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Low sperm count, or azoospermia
  • Poor sperm motility (inability to swim)
  • Poor sperm morphology (abnormal shape)
  • Testicular injuries or surgeries during childhood
  • Varicoceles
  • Congenital Bilateral Absence of the Vas Deferens (CBAVD)
  • Hypospadia
  • Ejaculatory Dysfunction