Female Infertility

Both men and women can have problems that cause infertility. Statistics indicate that infertility problems occur in both men and women in roughly equal numbers.4

In women, reasons for infertility may include:
  • Scarred or blocked fallopian tubes
  • Problems with the thickness and quality of a woman’s cervical mucus5
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)6
  • Endometriosis7
  • Fibroids8
  • Immunological factors
  • Uterine malformations
  • Egg quality

Fortunately, once diagnosed, many of the causes of infertility may be addressed through fertility treatment options.

You and your partner can see a fertility specialist or reproductive endocrinologist if you have concerns about your fertility ― you don't need to wait.


4. RESOLVE (2011) Fast Facts About Infertility.  Available at: http://www.resolve.org/about/fast-facts-about-fertility.html

5. American Society for Reproductive Medicine (2011) Assisted Reproductive Technologies.  Birmingham, Alabama. www.asrm.org

6. American Society for Reproductive Medicine (2012) Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Available at: http://www.reproductivefacts.org/Polycystic_ovary_syndrome_PCOS/

7, 8. American Society for Reproductive Medicine (2012) Infertility: An Overview. Birmingham, Alabama. www.asrm.org