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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


  • What is infertility?
  • Can I have infertility even though I have already given birth to a baby with no difficulty?
  • Is infertility uncommon?
  • Is infertility predominantly female factored?
  • What causes infertility?
  • Did my birth control cause me to have infertility?
  • Can infertility be cured?
What is infertility?

Infertility is the duration of unprotected intercourse with failure to conceive after twelve months for females 35 years of age and younger or six months for females 35 years of age and older. Infertility is also prevalent among males, commonly around 40 years of age.

Can I have infertility even though I have already given birth to a baby with no difficulty?

Approximately 30% of infertility occurs after the first birth.

Is infertility uncommon?

Infertility is common. (I would like to have Infertility is common. Bolded on the actual website.) Approximately one in eight couples in the United States experience difficulty to conceive.

Is infertility predominantly female factored?

No, infertility is contributed by 3 potential factors quite evenly.

  • Approximately 30% of infertility is female-factored
  • Approximately 30% of infertility is male-factored
  • Approximately 30% of infertility is unknown or combination of female and male-factored
What causes infertility?

The predominant factor contributing to both female and male infertility is age. Although age is a more principle factor in female infertility, age also impacts male infertility significantly. Smoking, excessive alcohol use, and extreme weight gain are contributing factors impacting males and females.

Did my birth control cause me to have infertility?

Birth control usage is a common misconception of infertility since a majority of birth controls involve hormone regulation. However, most females are able to ovulate weeks after birth control usage.

Can infertility be cured?

Technically, no, infertility a cannot be completely cured. However, there are medications males and females are able to take, both my mouth and injectable medicine, as well as assisted reproductive technology (ART) fertility treatments to help treat infertility.

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The American Fertility Medical Center (AFMC) is an assisted reproductive technology (A.R.T) medical center, genetics laboratory, and research institution equipped with an internationally experienced medical and management team. Beyond that, we are a team that come to work every day to help solve one of the common, unspoken issues individuals and couples internationally experience – infertility. At AFMC, we understand one journey to fertility is different to another and we also understand infertility is not everyone’s journey. Still we aspire to join into a diversity of journeys to learn, support, advocate, and build for each family.

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