The term infertility describes the absence of conception after 12 months of unprotected targeted intercourse in women under 35 and after 6-8 months in women over 35. Infertility affects 8-10% of the population.
Infertility in a couple can be due to problems in the female, male, or both reproductive system. We estimate that 30% is due to female factors, 25-30% to male factors and the remaining 30-40% to a combination of the two. In some cases, despite extensive investigations, we cannot identify the causes (idiopathic infertility). In any case, what we must not forget is that the most important cause of a couple’s infertility is the woman’s age.