One out of six couples experience infertility problems at some point in their lifetime.
60% of all couples with fertility problems have male factor issues.
7.4 million women, or 11.9% of women, have ever received any fertility services in their lifetime.
This section is designed to help you navigate your way through the test results. This information combined with other resources from the internet about what the tests are used for should provide you with enough information to get a good idea of what tests were ordered, why and what the results mean. The reports generated by different labs can vary greatly in the type of information that is included and how it is laid out. Despite the differences in format and presentation, all laboratory reports must contain certain elements as mandated by federal legislation known as the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).
Approximately 1 in 6 couples experience fertility problems.
40% of infertility problems are male related.
40% of infertility problems are female related.
20% of infertility problems are a combination of both male and female.
Approximately 60% of all couples with fertility problems have male factor issues.
Both the male and female reproductive systems play crucial roles in pregnancy as well as being significantly involved in maintaining the overall health of an individual. In the normal course of events, conceiving a child is a very precise process that requires a variety molecular and cellular events to occur at exactly the proper time, proper place and to the proper degree. As a result, even the slightest problem with one or both of these systems can affect fertility and the ability to have children.