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What criteria classifies a couple as infertile?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 6-12 months

If you believe you have a fertility problem, you should seek out an expert in fertility diagnosis and treatment.
In women under 35, common guidance is to try for a year, if you feel you are healthy, before seeking assistance. Over age 35, 6 months. If menstrual cycles are irregular, or you have a medical condition, seek help sooner.

In brief: 6-12 months

If you believe you have a fertility problem, you should seek out an expert in fertility diagnosis and treatment.
In women under 35, common guidance is to try for a year, if you feel you are healthy, before seeking assistance. Over age 35, 6 months. If menstrual cycles are irregular, or you have a medical condition, seek help sooner.
Dr. Philip Chenette
Dr. Philip Chenette
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine

In brief: 1 year

The simple answer is infertility is defined as 1 year of exposure (unprotected intercourse) without conception.
This is based on observing that 85% of couples without fertility problems conceive naturally within 1 year. Actively trying vs. 'not preventing it', ' and other factors such as frequency of trying do not alter the clinical definition. Tests usually help sort out more specifics.

In brief: 1 year

The simple answer is infertility is defined as 1 year of exposure (unprotected intercourse) without conception.
This is based on observing that 85% of couples without fertility problems conceive naturally within 1 year. Actively trying vs. 'not preventing it', ' and other factors such as frequency of trying do not alter the clinical definition. Tests usually help sort out more specifics.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
Thank
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