Infertility Statistics

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Infertility statistics are gathered by a number of organizations--some government and some private. Hospitals, clinics, and agencies all keep records.

Nearly six million couples walk around with the label of infertile in the United States. That figure represents 10% of couples between the ages of 18 and 38.

While the estimates are very rough, 85% - 90% of all infertile couples are able to conceive if treated.

The peak childbearing years for U.S. women is between the ages of 25 and 29.

Over the past 70 years, the male sperm count has decreased consistently by 1.5% every year.

Causes of Infertiltiy--the approximate percentages look like this: Ovulatory dysfunction: 6%; Insufficient ovaries: 12%; Tubal problems: 10%; Endometriosis: 5%; Uterine anomalies: 1%; Male factor infertility: 18%; other: 18%; non-specified: 11%.

Infertility statistics help us to understand the magnitude of fertility issues in the U.S.

For more information on help for infertilty.

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