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What is infertility in women?

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It's when you can't get pregnant after having unprotected, regular sex for 6 months to 1 year, depending on your age.

SOURCES:

Carey, W.D., ed. Cleveland Clinic: Current Clinical Medicine 2010, 2nd edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2010.

Ferri, F.F., ed. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012, 1st edition, Mosby Elsevier; 2011.

Jose-Miller, A.B. American Family Physician, March 15, 2007.

National Infertility Association web site: "Infertility FAQs."

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 02, 2019

SOURCES:

Carey, W.D., ed. Cleveland Clinic: Current Clinical Medicine 2010, 2nd edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2010.

Ferri, F.F., ed. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012, 1st edition, Mosby Elsevier; 2011.

Jose-Miller, A.B. American Family Physician, March 15, 2007.

National Infertility Association web site: "Infertility FAQs."

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 02, 2019

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