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Causes of Infertility

Woman holding pregnancy test.Infertility is the inability to get and stay pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year (six months if a woman is age 35 or older or has known underlying factors). Infertility can be caused by various factors for both women and men.

For women, these factors could include:

  • Age
  • Ovulation disorders, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or premature ovarian failure
  • Endometriosis
  • Tubal disease or blockage
  • Uterine fibroids, polyps and other abnormalities
  • Lifestyle factors: stress, weight, smoking, drugs or alcohol and environmental toxins
For men, these factors could include:
  • Anatomical causes
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Lifestyle factors: stress, diet, weight, drugs or alcohol and environmental toxins

There is hope

Our team has years of experience helping couples identify the causes of fertility problems and address them in the way that makes the most sense for their situation.

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