About New Jersey Infertility Treatment
Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse.
In the United States approximately 15%-20% of married couples will experience some degree of infertility. This means that one in six couples will need professional assistance. Traditionally, human infertility has been referred to as the “woman’s problem,” ignoring the male contribution. More recent studies have revealed that in a population of infertile couples about 40% is due to male factors, 40% is due to female factors and the other 20% are due to female and male factors together.
A diagnosis of infertility, however, does not mean that becoming pregnant is impossible. Nearly 90% of infertility cases are treatable with medical therapies ranging from drug treatment and surgery to advanced reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization.
To completely evaluate the reproductive potential of a couple, the physician must see the couple together to facilitate treatment. Infertility can be a multi-factor problem, where several conditions when presented alone are not so important but when added together could markedly influence the reproductive potential of a couple. Therefore, a systematic, simultaneous basic evaluation should be implemented on both spouses.