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Female Infertility

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What is female infertility?

Female infertility means you are not pregnant after 1 year of regular unprotected sex with the same partner. If you are older than 35, infertility is after 6 months of regular unprotected sex with the same partner. Infertility may also mean that you keep getting pregnant but have miscarriages or stillbirths.

How is the cause of female infertility diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider may ask about your period, past pregnancies, length of infertility, or sexual history. He or she will also do a physical exam. Your hormone levels will be checked through a blood test. A procedure, or X-ray, ultrasound, or MRI pictures may show a problem or infection in your reproductive organs.

How is female infertility treated?

Treatment depends on the cause:

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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What can I do to increase my fertility?

Where can I find support and more information?

When should I call my doctor or obstetrician?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your care. Learn about your health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your healthcare providers to decide what care you want to receive. You always have the right to refuse treatment. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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