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When should you consider a fertility test?

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If you and your partner are trying to have a baby but haven't been able to, you may start to wonder if you should get fertility tests. Experts say it's time to check with a doctor if you've had regular sex without birth control for 12 months if you're under the age of 35 and for 6 months if you are over 35.

SOURCES:
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Evaluating Infertility."
American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Resolve.org.
The Merck Manual, 17th Edition, 2000.
Doherty, C. The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant, Addicus Books, 2002.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Endometriosis," September 2002.
American Urological Association: ''Male Infertility.''
News release, Norgenix Pharmaceuticals LLC.
 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 16, 2019

SOURCES:
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Evaluating Infertility."
American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Resolve.org.
The Merck Manual, 17th Edition, 2000.
Doherty, C. The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant, Addicus Books, 2002.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Endometriosis," September 2002.
American Urological Association: ''Male Infertility.''
News release, Norgenix Pharmaceuticals LLC.
 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 16, 2019

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