Causes of Infertility

In the United States, when the female partner has regular, monthly cycles, approximately 15% of couples do not conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse. This is why it is advised to see a fertility specialist if a woman under 35 has not conceived after one year.

Due to the fact that couples in the general population (who do not have difficulty conceiving) have a per month pregnancy rate of 20-25% until age 35-37, a woman over the age of 35 is advised to see a fertility specialist if she is not pregnant after 6 months of trying to conceive.

Women who do not have a monthly cycle (for example, those with polycystic ovary syndrome), or couples in which another identifiable barrier to conception has been diagnosed (for example, advanced endometriosis, abnormal ovarian reserve testing, blocked fallopian tubes, significant male factor), are advised to seek help from a fertility specialist.


Fallopian Tubes



Pelvic Adhesions

Male Factor


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