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When to See a Michigan Fertility Doctor
Infertility is not an uncommon diagnosis. In fact, according to RESOLVE, there are over 225,000 people in Michigan who are living with infertility.
You should consider making an appointment with a Michigan fertility doctor if you have been trying to conceive without success for one year, if you are under the age of 35. But if you are over the age of 35, you should only wait six months before making an appointment.
If you are considering seeing a reproductive endocrinologist in Michigan, you have several options. There are 10 fertility clinics located in the state.
What Is a Fertility Doctor?
A fertility doctor is a physician who is specially trained to treat disorders of the reproductive tract, including hormonal problems, menstrual irregularities, sexual dysfunction, and infertility. Fertility doctors are officially called reproductive endocrinologist.
In order to be considered a fertility doctor, a doctor must first complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Following that, he or she finishes a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology, which is two to three years of more specialized training. Then, the doctor must pass a written exam.
Finding a Fertility Doctor
FertilityAuthority.com has an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists in Michigan. Type in your zip code in the “Find a Doctor” or “Find a Clinic” search at the top of the website.