Approximately 15% of couples who attempt conception will be unsuccessful within a year of discontinuing all forms of contraception resulting in the diagnosis of infertility and the recommendation to undergo testing. Newer guidelines recommend that women ages 35 and above should undergo testing if they have not conceived after 6 months of discontinuing any form of contraception. At The Reproductive Medicine Group, we are fully equipped to explain, assess, diagnose and treat infertility regardless of whether the problem is simple or complex.
Infertility is associated with a female problem in 40% of couples, a male problem in 40% and either a combination of problems and/or unexplained in 20% of couples. Although some couples have fears or concerns, making the decision to see a physician and initiate testing is the critical first step in overcoming infertility and achieving a pregnancy. Knowledge is power. After an initial consultation visit, the physicians at The Reproductive Medicine Group will recommend the appropriate test based upon your history. Basic fertility testing generally includes an assessment of the male through a semen analysis and assessment of the female through blood work and radiologic examination to determine hormonal status, egg health, uterine shape and fallopian tube health. Each of the tests are relatively simple and quick. While taking the first step by setting up a consultation appointment may feel overwhelming, it is the most important step in overcoming infertility and achieving a pregnancy.