Male infertility is usually caused because a man is not making enough sperm or any sperm at all. The most common cause for female infertility is problems with ovulation or making an egg.
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P. Monna Khanna: One year, when you are talking about the diagnosis of infertility, one year is an important milestone. Most experts define infertility for a woman who is 35 and younger as not being able to get pregnant after at least one year of trying. For a woman older than 35 though, it's six month of trying. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 12% of women between the ages of 15 and 44 have difficulty getting pregnant or caring a baby to term. That was in 2002. it's estimated about 1/3 of infertility cases are because of factors with the men involved. About 1/3 of contributing factors with the women involved and for the remaining third it's believed that there are problems with both together or it's unexplained. Male infertility is usually caused when isn't making enough sperm, the quality of his sperm is a problem or there are problems with the sperm being able to reach and fertilize the egg. On the other hand, the most common cause for female infertility is a problem with ovulation, that means releasing the egg, or making the egg itself. There are other causes too. They include blocked fallopian tubes, and physical problems with the uterus. Infertility treatment can involve addressing sexual problems using medication or surgically repairing reproductive organs. Intrauterine insemination or assisted reproductive technology, those are big words but what they mean is it helps you get pregnant. They are options for certain couples. Learn more about infertility or share your stories or experience with ICYou.

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