How common is infertility?

Modified on Fri, 09 Dec 2022 at 03:57 PM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 5 (19%) of heterosexual women aged 15 to 49 years in the US with no prior births are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying (infertility). 

About 1 in 4 (26%) women in this group have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term (impaired fecundity).

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