Mayo Clinic Guide to Fertility and Conception


Jani R. Jensen M.D. and Elizabeth A. Stewart M.D.

  • According to the CDC, 10% of overall women in the U.S. experience infertility. In the 15- to 44-year-old range, the number increases to 12%
  • A third of couples experience infertility due to complications in the female; for another third, it is due to complications in the male partner.
  • The general fertility rate in the United States is about 60 live births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44 years.

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