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When to See a Wisconsin Fertility Doctor
An infertility diagnosis can be an isolating experience—you may feel like your friends, family, or loved ones won’t be able to understand what you’re going through. But it may help to recognize that you are not alone. In fact, according to RESOLVE, there are over 122,000 people with infertility in Wisconsin.
If you have struggled trying to conceive, you may wonder when you should see a fertility doctor. Current guidelines recommend seeing a fertility doctor if you have been unable to conceive after trying for one year if you are under the age of 35 or after six months if you are over 35.
You have a number of fertility clinic options in Wisconsin. There are seven fertility clinics in the state and 13 fertility doctors that work out of these clinics.
What is a Fertility Doctor?
A fertility doctor is officially known as a reproductive endocrinologist. Reproductive endocrinologists have been specially trained to diagnosis and treat infertility, as well as menstrual irregularities, hormonal problems, or sexual dysfunction.
In order to be considered a fertility doctor, a doctor must first complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Afterwards, he or she goes on to more specialized training with a two or three year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology. Following this, the doctor must pass a written exam.
Finding a fertility doctor
FertilityAuthority.com has an extensive database of all reproductive endocrinologists in Wisconsin. Type in your zip code in the “Find a Doctor” or “Find a Clinic” search.