What Is Infertility?

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This year, National Infertility Awareness Week will take place in April 2018, from the 22nd to the 28th. To combat the stigma that prevents couples from seeking professional assistance, we offer some insight into the nature of infertility.

Complications with conception affect one in eight couples, and as much as 7.4 million women receive infertility services at some point in their lifetime. A couple may be proclaimed infertile after 12 months of regular and unprotected sexual intercourse without the result of a clinical pregnancy. Alternatively, certain medical conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis, as well as thyroid issues or a vasectomy may warrant a couple seeing a specialist more immediately when trying for pregnancy.  Female patients over the age of 35 should seek medical counsel after six months of trying to conceive.

Admitting infertility may be a factor in one’s life that is both frightening and devastating, but it also opens the door to considering alternative options for starting a family. If you suspect you may need to seek treatment, ask yourself questions such as “Are my periods regular? Are there any conditions that may affect our fertility? Have I had a previous miscarriage? Do members of our family have trouble conceiving?”  

Because infertility can affect patients of all ages, sexes, ethnicities and sexual orientation, our reproductive endocrinologists strive to provide custom fertility treatment options for every unique situation. We utilize both experience and top-of-the-line technology to diagnose your circumstances and provide treatments that fit your individual situation.

If you have been told that you may not be able to conceive a family naturally, we encourage you to contact Utah Fertility Center at 801-785-5100 today to discuss your options for fertility treatment in Pleasant Grove, Utah.