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Infertility Incidence

Facts about infertility:

  • Infertility affects about 15% of couples in the US. Advancing age increases the chance of infertility.
  • About 30 to 40 percent of cases of infertility are due to male factors.
  • About 40 to 50 percent of cases of infertility are due to female factors.
  • About 10 to 30 percent of cases of infertility are due to male and female factors, or the cause is unknown.
  • About 8 percent of females between the ages of 20 and 29 are infertile.
  • About 22 percent of females between the ages of 35 to 39 are infertile.

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Last Updated: May 19, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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