Learning about Fertility

Starting a family is a goal for many people, but getting pregnant isn’t always so simple.

Starting a family is a goal for many people, but getting pregnant isn’t always so simple. Some pairs struggle with infertility.

Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant after one year of trying (or six months for people with a uterus over 35). For people with a penis, infertility is caused low or abnormal sperm production or blockages; for people with a uterus, causes include ovulation disorders, endometriosis, or other uterine or cervical issues.

According to the CDC, around 10% of Americans with a uterus (6.1 million) ages 15-44 have difficulty getting or staying pregnant.

If you are having fertility issues, you are not alone, and there are options, like treatments, IVF, and more. Here are some resources to help you along the way:

  • Resolve: A non-profit supporting those dealing with infertility. They offer information, virtual support, and community.
  • The American Society for Reproductive Medicine: This site offers the latest in news and research for reproductive care and fertility.
  • The CDC provides resources on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to help people learn about the options that are available.

If you’re struggling with infertility, reach out to your doctor. There are options for you.

Content by Lockton Dunning Benefits with info from https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/infertility and https://www.rrc.com/10-great-online-resources-for-fertility/