Fertility/ Infertility

Most people plan to have children at some point in their lives, and many assume that when they are ready they will be able to conceive without trouble. Unfortunately, approximately 10 to 15 percent of American couples who want children are infertile.

Infertility is not a sexual disorder. Rather it is a condition of the reproductive system that can be caused by a number of factors in both men and women.


Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.