A 20-year-old female asked:
can herpes reduce fertility? are there any ways to increase my chances of conceiving?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Not typically: Herpes does not reduce fertility, but can be transmitted to newborn during childbirth if mother has active infection during labor. Infertility is defined as at least 1yr of actively trying to conceive without success. If you have not actively tried for a year, then focus on relaxation. You can purchase ovulation predictor kits to inform ideal time to attempt conception.
2604 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 3, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.