According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), infertility describes women who are unable to get pregnant and men who are unable to impregnate a woman, after at least one year of trying. In women, the term refers to those who are of normal childbearing age, not those who can't get pregnant because they are near or past menopause. Women who are able to get pregnant but who cannot carry a pregnancy to term (birth) may also be considered infertile.
The good news, also from the NIH, is that two-thirds of couples treated for infertility go on to have babies.
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