Providing Information and Resources on Infertility and Related Health Issues to Healthcare Professionals and the Public

Infertility Education

About Infertility

What is infertility?


Infertility is defined as the inability to achieve a pregnancy after 12 months of unprotected intercourse (or 6 months if the woman is over the age of 35).  Women who do not have regular monthly menstrual cycles may also wish to seek medical advice sooner.  Infertility is common.  According to data from the CDC, approximately 6% of women ages 15-44 years are unable to get pregnant.  That statistic jumps to 11% if you include women who are also unable to carry a pregnancy to term.

Understanding Infertility