Over 7 million Americans are unable to naturally conceive or carry a baby to term
MYTH: Infertility is a women’s problem.
FACT: Infertility affects men and women equally. Twenty-five percent of infertile couples have more than one factor that contributes to their infertility.
MYTH: People who have had children can’t be infertile.
FACT: The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) estimates that there are more than 3 million US women with one child that have a difficult time getting pregnant again.
MYTH: Infertility is a psychological problem.
FACT: Infertility is a disease or condition of the reproductive system — and not a psychological disorder. In fact, one or more physical causes are identified in the vast number of infertile couples. So while relaxing, going on vacation, or finding positive ways to de-stress can improve your overall well-being, these lifestyle changes won’t solve your infertility problems.
FACT: Irregular or abnormal ovulation accounts for approximately 25 percent of all female infertility problems.
FACT: It is possible for women with body weight disorders to reverse their infertility by attaining and maintaining a healthy weight.