Infertility and Fecundity Statistics
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
There are a number of reasons that people struggle to have a baby: endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), uterine and ovulatory disorders, sperm production issues, premature ovarian failure (POF), and more. Like many, I have struggled with infertility. I took the path that more and more couples are choosing as they struggle to start or increase their families. Consider the following fecundity and infertility statistics.
There is only a 25% chance of a couple getting pregnant in any given month, so it's going to take some time. However, after trying for over a year without any success, there may be a problem. Infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant after 12 months of trying. There are 1.5 million women between the ages of 15-44 that struggle with infertility. One in 6 couples struggle with infertility, and 7.4 million people use infertility services.
Fecundity is the struggle to get pregnant and carry a baby to term. These women may be able to get pregnant, but they struggle with miscarriages or stillbirths. Approximately 11% of women in America have fecundity issues. This amounts to 6.7 million women who struggle with fecundity in the United States.
Women aren't the only ones who are the cause for infertility. In fact, of the infertility cases in the United States, 40% of them are caused by men, 40% of them are caused by women, and the rest are caused by infertility issues with both parents. One in 25 men have low sperm count, and 1 in 35 men are sterile.
With the high number of people struggling with infertility and fecundity, I realized the benefits of surrogacy for me and other couples that are struggling. We chose to contact the Center for Surrogate Parenting. They talked to us about the process and helped us get started on the path to starting our family by choosing the right surrogate for me and my partner. Contact them today to find out how they can help you, too.