What is female infertility?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Female infertility is the difficulty of getting pregnant or staying pregnant. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States ages 15-44 have female infertility.

This answer is based on source information from the National Women's Health Information.

Infertility is a disease or condition of the reproductive system often diagnosed if the woman has suffered from multiple miscarriages and the woman is under 35 years of age. If the woman is over 35 years old, it is diagnosed after 6 months of unprotected, well-timed intercourse.

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