Infertility is defined as " ...the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse". and “...couples in which the female partner is under the age of 35, and who have not conceived after one year of unprotected intercourse, should seek the help of a physician that specializes in the treatment of infertility”.
Below are conditions where couples should see an infertility specialist even earlier:
A. Couples, in which the female partner is over the age 35, should seek help after six months of being unable to conceive.
B. Couples who have known causes of infertility should seek help from a specialists even sooner. These include couples with:
- irregular periods,
- prior abortion,
- DES mothers,
- prior cancer treatment or about to receive chemotherapy, etc.
If any of these apply to you, head right away for an infertility specialist and get checked out.