If you 're having difficulty getting pregnant it doesn't necessarily mean you're infertile. Infertility means different things to different people; it certainly means something different to doctors and to couples. Most couples who think they are infertile are only subfertile, and with help do manage to conceive successfully.
Very few couples expect to have fertility problems and it can come as a shock that conception does not happen easily. That being said, fertility problems are quite common, in varying degrees, and sometimes a little help and advice is all that is needed to reach the goal of conceiving.
Great advances have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of female infertility problems over the last few decades.
Problems with the sperm themselves are the most common cause of male infertility, although there are also anatomical problems that affect a man's ability to ejaculate.
Assisted reproduction technology (ART) has helped many childless couples to become parents.
Before racing off to the doctor, convinced that you are infertile, read through our advice for boosting your fertility.
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