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If you and your partner have had trouble getting pregnant, you’re not alone. Anywhere from 10 to 15% of couples in the United States are infertile. Infertility is defined as not being able to conceive despite frequent, unprotected sexual activity for at least a year or for at least six months, if the woman is 35 years old or older.

Infertility may be caused by a medical problem in either partner. Fortunately for those affected, there are many safe and effective treatment therapies to overcome infertility.

What causes infertility?

There may be problems that arise during any part of the processes of ovulation and fertilization that lead to infertility.

The causes of infertility can involve one or both partners. In general:

  • In about one-third of cases, infertility is due to a cause involving only the male partner.
  • In another one-third of cases, infertility is due to causes involving both the male and female.
  • In the remaining one-third of cases, infertility is due to a cause involving only the female.


Treatment Options

For more information on our treatment options and therapies for infertility, click here.

Treatment for Infertility

Treatment options and therapies for infertility depend on the cause, how long infertility has been present, patients’ ages and other personal preferences. Some causes of infertility cannot be corrected, however.

Treatment For Men

Problems specific approaches are as follows:

General Sexual Problems

Addressing impotence or ejaculatory dysfunction can improve fertility, and treatment for these conditions often includes medication or behavioral modifications.

Lack Of Sperm Production

If a lack of sufficient sperm production is suspected as the cause, surgery or hormone therapy can sometimes be used to correct the problem. Assisted reproductive technology is also sometimes necessary.

Treatment For Women

For female factor infertility, an OB/GYN is able to help assess the problem with testing and imaging. Often, fertility drugs are a treatment option for women dealing with infertility and ovulation disorders. These medications will regulate or induce ovulation.

Infertility FAQ


What is infertility?

Infertility is the inability to conceive a child despite attempts for one year. The condition affects more than five million Americans, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Is infertility a woman’s problem?

No, it’s a myth that infertility is exclusively a woman’s problem. In the 80% of cases with a diagnosed cause, roughly half are based at least partially on male problems.

What is the treatment for infertility?

Depending on testing and diagnosis, different treatments are recommended. Click here to learn more about some treatment options.