November 20, 2014
Approximately 7 million couples in the US have infertility, a disease which is defined as the inability to conceive within a specified period of time (age dependent) or to carry a pregnancy to term. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) advises couples to see a fertility specialist, also known as a reproductive endocrinologist (RE), after six months of trying to conceive if the female is 35 or older, or after one year if she is younger than 35. Other factors, including health history or miscarriage history, may expedite the timeline.
FertilityAuthority recently conducted an online survey to better understand the average actual wait time before seeking an expert’s advice and examination, as well as uncover possible reasons for waiting longer than the advised 6 to12 month period of trying to conceive. 245 respondents participated.