Let’s start with the facts about infertility.

It’s all about the more you know. If you find yourself a bit reluctant in taking that big step in seeing a reproductive specialist to get tested, it may help to learn more about the diagnostic process before you do. There are also many risk factors that can play a role in fertility for both men and women. Find out if you are at risk and how you can protect your fertility.

Infertility, as defined by The International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART), is a disease characterized by the failure to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse or due to an impairment of a person’s capacity to reproduce either as an individual or with his/her partner. Fertility interventions may be initiated in less than 1 year based on medical, sexual and reproductive history, age, physical findings and diagnostic testing. Infertility is a disease, which generates disability as an impairment of function.