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In Vitro Fertilization Offers Hope to Childless Couples
Doctors say female infertility can be caused by health issues, physical factors, hormone problems, lifestyle factors or environmental factors. The National Office on Women’s Health says two-thirds of the time, factors causing infertility are either from the male or female; and a third of the time the cause of the problem is unknown. Dr. Elan Simckes, a fertility specialist at Fertility Partnership in St. Peters, said a higher incidence of tubal disease and fibroid tumors are the two main culprits for infertility in African American women.