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Reasons For Infertility – Part 2

Infertility isn’t something to be taken lightly. It is a disease that impedes the reproductive system of the human body, causing distress, anxiety and anguish for many couples throughout the United States. So, what are some of the common reasons for infertility when trying to conceive and how can they be treated?

Infertility impacts both men […]

Possible Reasons For Infertility

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), roughly 6% of married women aged 15 to 44 in the United States are unable to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse. In fact, impaired fecundity affects 11% of the reproductive-age population, or 6.7 million women, in the U.S.

Understanding the main reasons for infertility can go […]

Varicocele & Male Infertility

Approximately 15% of men have a varicocele – a dilation of veins in the scrotum surrounding a testis usually felt like a “bag or worms.”  Certainly not all men with a varicocele experience infertility, but a varicocele is discovered in 40% of infertile men.  The damaging effects of a varicocele on fertility results from the […]

7 Emotional Challenges of Infertility

Infertility affects 12% of women during their reproductive years, approximately 1 in 8. In the U.S., over seven million people struggle with this challenge. The accepted diagnosis of infertility is an inability to deliver a child after one year of unprotected intercourse provided the woman has regular menstrual cycles and the couple has no risk […]

Coping with Infertility Together

Contributing Authors:  Judith Burnett, Ph.D.; Jennifer Kusters, M.S.; Kim McGoff, M.S.; and Ruth Pearl, M.S.

Is spending time together with your partner different for you now that you are coping with infertility issues? Are you spending as much time together as you used to?

Or, is all your time together related in some way to your fertility treatments? […]

Infertility is Not a Reason to Lose Hope

Barren. Doesn’t that word sound negative, even without knowing the meaning? Synonyms listed in Merriam-Webster for the word include desolate, fruitless, devoid, and lacking. The Bible mentions “barren” several times throughout the different books, almost exclusively as uniquely a condition of women (Genesis 11:30: “Now Sarai was barren, she had no child.” ESV).

Research has proven […]