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Facts about Infertility

July 27, 2015
By Center for Reproductive Medicine

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, ASRM, has found that at least one in seven couples have fertility problems. The reproductive specialists at CRM in Orlando, Florida share these common issues that can trigger infertility.

  • Infertility affects about 11% of the reproductive age population – that is approximately 6.7milllion women!
  • 25% of women with fertility issues have irregular ovulation, while 12% do not have a “normal” BMI.
  • Those who smoke have been proven to have decreased fertility.
  • Women who smoke are more likely to miscarry.
  • As much as 13% of infertile women may have cigarettes to blame.
  • Women age 25-29 are 78% likely to get pregnant after trying for one year, this percentage decreases to 36% for women age 40-44.
  • Only 3% of infertile couples need IVF or other advanced reproductive technologies. 85-90% can be treated with medications or simpler surgical procedures.

Learn more facts about infertility here. If you have been trying to conceive for over one year, have a history of miscarriage, have irregular menstrual cycles, or have any of the other risk factors listed here, contact the Center of Reproductive Medicine to schedule an initial consultation.

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