National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Infertility is the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Infertility means not being able to become pregnant after a year of trying. If a woman keeps having miscarriages, it is also called infertility. Lots of couples have infertility problems. About a third of the time, infertility can be traced to the woman. In another third of cases, it is because of the man. The rest of the time, it is because of both partners or no cause is found.
Drugs or surgery are common treatments. Happily, two-thirds of couples treated for infertility go on to have babies.
Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)