Educational Resources and Infertility Facts

Infertility Overview

Eighty five to ninety percent of couples will become pregnant within one year of trying. The traditional definition of infertility therefore applies to the 10 to 15% of couples who do not conceive in that time. In some specific groups, such as women older than 34 years old, the evaluation for infertility should begin if no pregnancy has occurred after 6 months of trying.

The wide variety of specific causes of infertility can be divided into 4 broad categories:

  • Female factors – Ovulation dysfunction, blocked fallopian tubes, uterine abnormalities and others.
  • Male factors - Low sperm count, abnormal sperm morphology (shape) etc.
  • Unexplained – No specific cause is identified.
  • Other – Rare or unusual causes.
General Infertility Factors
From Centers for Disease Control 2007 survey of ART success rates, 12/ 2009

At CFG, we have experience in treating all causes of infertility. We would be happy to sit-down with you and explain these treatments in detail. Please contact us for a consultation.