Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Inability to Conceive Underlying Cause

The causes of infertility include male causes and female causes.

Infertility Cause% of Total Cases
Male sperm factors40%
Abnormal fallopian tube function30%
Ovulatory dysfunction20%
Unidentified causes10%
Cervical factors5%

Inability to Conceive Females

Causes of infertility in women include:

Inability to Conceive Males

Causes of infertility in men include:

Last Updated: Nov 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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