Infertility affects from 5-25% of the population but the average is about 10-13% of the population. The following survey looks at married women in the U.S. The survey defined impaired fertility as the sum of those who fail to conceive plus those with adverse pregnancy outcomes. The survey defined infertility as only those couples who could not conceive.
The incidence of infertility has not changed much over the years. Although it seems that people are certainly more willing to discuss their infertility problems, and there are also more effective treatments for people with infertility.
Unfortunately, many people do not think infertility is a disease. Since a person can live their entire life without children and enjoy perfect health, many people do not think there is a problem. Many people who easily conceive have a difficult time understanding the pain of those who cannot have a child.
Poma Fertility also offers PomaCare, which gives patients the guarantee of a live baby or a significant refund of their costs. We can do this because we are confident in our ability to achieve a live-born baby within a certain number of cycles based on medical factors.
Many PCP and OB-GYN physicians will initiate an evaluation and then refer you when they reach the limit of what they can offer. We also offer advise to your doctor before they refer you, which can be helpful to you both.
Reproductive endocrinologists are obstetrician gynecologists who have spent and extra 2-3 years of formal fellowship training in the sub specialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Reproductive endocrinology and Infertility is a board certified specialty. Patients should be both careful and informed when choosing a physician to help them have a child.