Fertility disorders are incredibly common. Falling pregnant actually involves a great deal of chance. The probability of a healthy fertile couple becoming pregnant is around 25% a month, but decreases, as a woman gets older. For couples with reduced fertility, the monthly probability is smaller. Reduced fertility is referred to as “subfertility” in medical jargon. (The term infertility is reserved for couples for whom there is no chance of a spontaneous pregnancy.) A distinction is drawn between couples who have never achieved a pregnancy together (so called “primary” subfertility), and couples who have previously conceived together but have not succeeded subsequently (“secondary” subfertility). Secondary subfertility includes couples with one or more children as well as couples who have experienced a past miscarriage.
You will find basic information about diagnoses, testing procedures and pregnancy tools along with a glossary of infertility terms and medical articles related to specific conditions and treatment options.
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