Infertility is a disease or condition associated with the reproductive system. It is often diagnosed after a couple has tried unsuccessfully to get pregnant for one year, or if the woman has suffered from multiple miscarriages and is under 35 years of age. If the woman is over 35, it is diagnosed after the couple has tried unsuccessfully to get pregnant for 6 months.
The cause of a couple’s infertility is a wide range: 30% of the time it is a female factor, 30% malefactor, and 30% of the time the issue is unknown. And a lot of the time, there are no signs or symptoms.
Infertility can feel isolating. But you are not alone.
Anyone can suffer from infertility. It does not discriminate against race, religion, sexuality, or economic status. National Infertility Awareness Week® unites millions of Americans who want to remove the stigmas and barriers which stand in the way of building and completing families.
If you are looking into embryo adoption as a means to build your family, you can get information on the process and different organizations on our ‘Where to Find Embryos’ page. You might also find these additional resources helpful, as well.
For more information on embryo adoption and donation, visit EmbryoAdoption.org.