Infertility is a clinical diagnosis that can only be made in women after one year of trying to conceive without success prior to age 35, or six months after turning 35. We often get asked questions about new articles people read online, so we thought we’d share our own article to address fertility by the numbers.
1 in 7 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy.
7.4 million women, or 11.9% of women, have received any infertility services in their lifetime.
⅓ of infertility is attributed to the female partner, ⅓ is attributed to the male partner and ⅓ is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained.
Couples aged 29-33 with a normal functioning reproductive system have only a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month.
60% of couples will conceive after 6 months without medical assistance.
16 states have either an insurance mandate to offer or an insurance mandate to cover some level of infertility treatment.
44% of women with infertility have sought medical assistance.
Of those who seek medical intervention, approximately 65% give birth.
85-90% of infertility cases are treated with drug therapy or surgical procedures.
Fewer than 3% need advanced reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The live birth rate per fresh non-donor embryo transfer is 47.7% if the woman is under 35 years of age and 39.2% if the woman is age 35-37.