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Infertility

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Introduction
Infertility is when a couple cannot conceive (get pregnant) despite having regular unprotected sex.
Causes of infertility
Infertility can be caused by many different things. In 25-30% of cases, a cause cannot be identified.
Diagnosing infertility
You should visit your GP if you have not conceived after one year of trying. Around 85% of couples conceive naturally within one year of having regular sex.
Treating infertility
The treatment you are offered will depend on what is causing your fertility problems and what is available from your PCT.
Complications of infertility
Some infertility treatments can cause complications including side effects of medication, multiple pregnancy and stress.
Preventing infertility
For some, adopting a healthier lifestyle through simple lifestyle changes or staying up to date with regular health checks and tests, may help to prevent infertility.
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