Understanding infertility is the first step to getting the right care.
One of the most important things to know about infertility is that it’s not just a female problem. Approximately 40% of cases are male, 40% female, and 20% can be unexplained. That’s why we need to evaluate all parties in order to help you have a baby.
- Most infertility cases—85% to 90%—are treated with conventional medical therapies, such as medication or surgery.
- In-vitro fertilization and similar treatments account for less than 3% of infertility services and aren’t necessary for everyone. They have a reputation for being expensive but only make up 0.07% of U.S. healthcare costs.
- Smoking raises your risk of miscarriage. It also decreases fertility in men and women, with about 13% of female infertility linked to smoking. If you want to quit to increase your chances of pregnancy, we’ll point you in the direction of resources that can help.
- Sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, affect millions. When left untreated, some STDs can lead to infertility.