Many couples struggle to conceive. Even healthy young couples may be less likely to have success with conception than is commonly believed. Without using protection of any kind, such a couple might expect to conceive in one cycle out of five. While most healthy couples do manage a pregnancy over the course of a year, many do not.
Problems with Infertility
What are the sources of fertility problems and how can they be addressed? How much does age affect fertility? We discuss the causes and treatment of infertility and the success of medications and in-vitro fertilization.
Find out whether diet, exercise or other lifestyle factors make a difference, and call in your questions about conceiving.
This Week’s Guest
Marc Fritz, MD, is the Charles Hendricks Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, UNC School of Medicine. He is co-author of Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility, the most widely read textbook on this field in the world. Dr. Fritz is a past president of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
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