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In general, if you are less than 35 years old and have been trying for more than one year you should schedule an appointment with a fertility specialist.  If you are greater than 35 years old we would like to see you after at least 6 months of timed intercourse.  However, if you have a known reason to have a problem getting pregnant such as:  as history of pelvic inflammatory disease, painful periods, miscarriage, irregular cycles, or if your partner has a low sperm count, you should seek help sooner.  Many couples have a hard time admitting that there may be an infertility problem, but be reassured there are often many things we can do to help.

Infertility is a medical problem.  Approximately 35% of infertility is due to a female factor and 35% is due to a male factor.  In the balance of cases, infertility results from problems in both partners and the cause of infertility cannot be explained.

Suggested Reading:·

A few good eggs, Julie Vargo and Maureen Regan·

Overcoming infertility: A women’s guide to pregnancy, Gerard M. Honore·

Twice Bleesed: A diary of secondary infertility: One Woman’s Journey, Ninotchka Beavers·

Conquering Infertility: A Guide for Couples, Corson, S. ·

The Fertility Sourcebook, Rosenthal, M.S. (1995). Lowell House, Los Angeles ·

A Gynecologist’s Second Opinion, Parker, W., M.D. ·

In Pursuit of Fertility, Franklin, R., M.D., and Brockman D. (1995). Henry Holt and Company, Inc., New York ·

Infertility: Your Questions Answered, Tan, S., M.D., Jacobs, H., M.D., Seibel, M., M.D.

 

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