How common is the problem of Infertility?

Infertility or Sub fertility

Infertility means not being able to get pregnant after one year of regular, unprotected intercourse. If a woman is 35 years or older, then investigations may be started after 6 months of trying to get pregnant. Infertility can be a very emotional issue and can be a cause of stress, anxiety and lead to depression.

How common is the problem of infertility?

It is estimated that infertility affects one in seven couples.

More people now seek help for such problems as couples are facing difficulties in conceiving naturally.

Many couples are postponing marriage and also starting a family until they are settled in their career and life. Since fertility does decline with age, especially in women, if the average age of marriage and parenthood is higher, this results in delays in getting pregnant. Hence, if you are putting off starting your family till a more convenient time, you may wish to check your fertility potential…read more about this on our next page.