Infertility is the result of a disease (an interruption, cessation, or disorder of body functions, systems, or organs) of the male or female reproductive tract which prevents the conception of a child or the ability to carry a pregnancy to delivery. The duration of unprotected intercourse with failure to conceive should be about 12 months before an infertility evaluation is undertaken, unless medical history, age, or physical findings dictate earlier evaluation and treatment.


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New Study is Shedding Light on the Safety of Infertility Options

High Cost of Fertility Treatment Sends Many into Debt

Fertility Medicine Brings Babies — and Tough Decisions

ASRM Applauds Introduction of Bill Lifting Ban on IVF for Veterans

ASRM Applauds Introduction of Legislation Lifting Ban on IVF for Veterans

Updated Fertility Scorecard Highlights State-by-State Disparities in Access to Support Resources and Fertility Treatment

Sex Education for Teenagers Should Include Fertility, Says Doctor

10 Fertility Red Flags to Look for When Trying to Conceive

Kyle Busch, Wife Share Deeply Personal story of Infertility

The Art of IF (Infertility)

Jump on Twitter Monday at Lunchtime for a Chat on Infertility- Monday, April 20, 1-2 pm EDT

RESOLVE’s Annual Advocacy Day Event is May 14, 2015

ASRM Expands Its Recommendations for the “Choosing Wisely” Campaign

ASRM Expands Its Recommendations for the “Choosing Wisely” Campaign

NICHD and CDC Request Information on Links Between Fertility Status and Overall Health

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: Heightened Risks Identified for Births to Subfertile Women Conceiving without Assisted Reproductive Technology

American Society for Reproductive Medicine Proud to Support the Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015

ASRM Endorses The Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015

SART Unveils New On-Line Patient Predictor of IVF Success

Physician Group Unveils New On-Line Patient Predictor of IVF Success

ASRM President Rebecca Sokol, MD, MPH Visits NYC and DC to Represent the Society

ASRM Plenary Speaker Reports Birth Following Uterine Transplant

SRBT Offers Advice on Ebola

Male in Infertile Couples Experience Psychological Stress and Sexual Dysfunction During the Fertile Period

ASRM and SART Oppose North Dakota Measure One

CDC to Host Grand Round Webcast on Infertility

Surfing the Waves of Change in Reproductive Medicine: The 70th Annual Meeting of ASRM October 18-22, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii

Fertility and Sterility the Flagship Journal of the ASRM Announces Latest Impact Measures

Lymphoma Treatment Harms Patients’ Sperm: Most Recover Within Two Years; Degree of Harm Depends on the Treatment

CDC Releases Final National Public Health Action Plan for the Detection, Prevention and Management of Infertility

Funding Opportunities on Long-Term Outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Female Veterans' High Risk of Sexual Assault Affects Fertility and Reproductive Decision-Making

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: Female Veterans' High Risk of Sexual Assault Affects Fertility and Reproductive Decision-Making

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: Older Women Should Move More Quickly to IVF

Aging Women Should Move More Quickly to IVF

CDC and the Office of Population Affairs Release New Recommendations on Family Planning Services

Join ASRM for a Twitter Chat on Infertility- Today, Wednesday, April 23, 2-3 pm EDT

Join ASRM for a Twitter Chat on Infertility

New Report Recommends Policy and Practice Changes in Fertility Treatment for Fewer Multiple Births

How will Infertility Care Be Affected by the Affordable Care Act?

FDA Committee Meets to Discuss Oocyte Modification

SART Releases New Annual Report on In Vitro Fertilization Procedures

Ethics and Assisted Reproductive Technology Is the Theme of January’s Virtual Mentor

ASRM Joins “Choosing Wisely” Campaign and Contributes Recommendations on Testing for the Evaluation of Infertility

ASRM Responds to New York Times Op-Ed on Success of Infertility Treatments

Invitation to The American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 69th Annual Meeting

Author Interview with Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D.

Psychiatric disorders in women with fertility problems: results from a large Danish register-based cohort study.

Name Change for Branch as NICHD Reorganizes

View point: Strategies to improve access to quality infertility care in South Africa

ASRM is pleased to welcome Drs. Craig Niederberger and Antonio Pellicer as co-editors-in-chief of Fertility and Sterility

ASRM Unveils New Patient Video Series: Understanding Infertility - The Basics


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Fertility treatment when the prognosis is very poor or futile

Using family members as gamete donors and surrogates

Oocyte or embryo donation to women of advanced age

Diagnostic Testing for Male Factor Infertility

Endometriosis and Infertility: Can Surgery Help?

Endometriosis: Does It Cause Infertility?

Diagnostic Testing for Female Infertility

Infertility Counseling and Support: When and Where To Find It

Ovarian Drilling for Infertility

Adoption: Where to Start and What to Think About

Saline Infusion Sonohysterography

Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility

Smoking and Infertility

Stress and Infertility


Infertility: An Overview

Multiple Pregnancy and Birth: Twins, Triplets, and High Order Multiples (booklet)

George Washington’s infertility: Why was the father of our country never a father?

An employer’s experience with infertility coverage: a case study

Age and Fertility (booklet)

Obesity and reproduction: an educational bulletin

Recommendations for reducing the risk of viral transmission during fertility treatment

Vaccination guidelines for female infertility patients: a committee opinion

Position statement on nurses performing focused ultrasound examinations in a gynecology/infertility setting

Definition of infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss

Diagnostic evaluation of the infertile female: a committee opinion

Optimizing natural fertility

Diagnostic evaluation of the infertile male: a committee opinion

Secondary Infertility Bibliography

If You Are Having Trouble Conceiving

Siestas Teniendo Problemas Para Concebir

Farmacos para la fertilidad y riesgo de partos multiples

Agentes sensibilizadores a la insulina y SOP

Disfunción sexual e infertilidad

Estrés e infertilidad

Abnormal Body Weight: A Preventable Cause Of Infertility

Advancing Age Decreases Your Ability To Have Children

Sex, Smoking, Body Weight, Getting Older - 4 Reasons to Start Thinking About Your Fertility

Elective Single Embryo Transfer

Multiple gestation associated with infertility therapy

Opciones de fertilidad después de la vasectomía

¿Qué es una inyección intracitoplasmática de espermatozoides (ICSI)?

Pruebas diagnósticas para la infertilidad masculina (Diagnostic tests for male infertility)

Riesgos de la fertilización in vitro (Risks of IVF)

Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and infertility: emerging problems in the era of highly active antiretrovirals

Fertility Options after Vasectomy

Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)

Progesterone Supplementation During In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Cycles

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Suplementos de progesterona durante los ciclos de fertilización in vitro (FIV) (Progesterone supplementation during IVF cycles)

Investigación sobre células madre (Stem cell research)

Histerosalpingografía-HSG (Hysterosalpingogram-HSG)

Síndrome de hiperestimulación ovárica-SHO (Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome-OHSS)

Optimizing Natural Fertility


Elective single embryo transfer

Embryo donation

Optimizing Male Fertility

Treatment of Uterine Fibroids

Conditions Treated with Adnexal Surgery

Recommendations for practices utilitzing gestational carriers

Optimización de la fertilidad masculina


Abnormalities of the Female Reproductive Tract (Müllerian Defects)

What are fibroids?

Enfermedades tratadas con cirugía anexial

Envejecimiento reproductivo en las mujeres

Optimización de la fertilidad natural

Endometriosis_ Causa infertilidad

Donación de embriones

Donación de óvulos

The clinical irrelevance of luteal phase deficiency

Insulin-sensitizing agents and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Robotic surgery

Testing and interpreting measures of ovarian reserve: a committee opinion

Los farmacos para la fertilidad y el riesgo de partos multiples

Annotated Bibliography for Children and Parents of Assisted Reproduction(2)

Pruebas diagnosticas para la infertilidad feminina (Diagnostic tests for female infertility)

Edad y Fertilidad (Age and Fertility)

Reproducción con Donante (Third-party Reproduction)

Laparoscopía e Histeroscopía (Laparocsopy and Hysteroscopy)

Endometriosis (Spanish booklet)

Medicamentos Para Inducir La Ovulación (Medications for inducing ovulation)

Embarazo y Nacimientos Múltiples: Mellizos, Trillizos, o Mayor Número de Bebés (Multiple pregnancy and birth)

Cross-border reproductive care

Consideration of the gestational carrier

Use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for serious adult onset conditions

Exposure to toxic environmental agents

Fertility preservation in patients undergoing gonadotoxic therapy or gonadectomy

Misconduct in third-party assisted reproduction

Defining infertility

Ovarian tissue cryopreservation

Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)

Fertility Rights And Responsibilities

Oral medicines for inducing ovulation

Adopción: Dónde comenzar y qué pensar al respecto (Adoption: Where to start and what to think about)


Gamete (Eggs And Sperm) And Embryo Donation

Evaluación del útero

Embarazo ectópico

Definiendo la infertilidad

Perforación ovárica para el tratamiento de la infertilidad

Tratamiento de la pérdida recurrente de embarazos

Morfología (forma) de los espermatozoides: ¿afecta la fertilidad?

Role of assisted hatching in in vitro fertlization

Can I freeze my eggs to use later if I'm not sick?

Does my age affect my fertility?

What do I need to know about conceiving after tubal surgery?

What is in vitro maturation (IVM)?

Will toxins in the environment affect my ability to have children?

Recuperación quirúrgica de espermatozoides en hombres con lesión de la médula espinal (LME)

Medicamentos orales para la inducción de la ovulación

Apoyo y asesoramiento para la infertilidad: cuándo y dónde encontrarlos

Comprensión de los estudios clínicos

¿Qué necesito saber acerca de la concepción después de la cirugía de trompas?

¿La edad afecta mi fertilidad?

Age and fertility-Chinese

Assisted reproductive technology-Chinese


Hirsutism and PCOS-Chinese

Infertility: an overview-Chinese

Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy-Chinese

Multiple pregnancy and birth-Chinese

Third-party reproduction-Chinese

Are vaccinations a good idea if I'm trying to get pregnant?

Derechos y responsabilidades en relación con la fertilidad

¿Qué necesito saber sobre el síndrome de Turner y la maternidad?

Prevención de conflictos en la reproducción con donante

¿Las vacunas son una buena idea si estoy intentando quedar embarazada?

Assisted hatching

Cross-border reproductive care

Coding Corner Questions

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Journals and Newsletters

Frequently Asked Questions

Preparing for IVF: Emotional Considerations

Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Quick Facts About Infertility

Frequently Asked Questions About Infertility

Q01: What is Infertility?

Q02: What Causes Infertility?

Q03: How is Infertility Diagnosed?

Q08: Do Insurance Plans Cover Infertility Treatment?

Oversight of Assisted Reproductive Technology

Infertility and Smoking Cessation

FAQs - The Psychological Component of Infertility

Q1. What impact does infertility have on psychological well being?

Q3. How can psychological treatment help me/us cope with infertility?

Q4. How can I find a mental health professional experienced in working with infertility?

Q09: What impact does infertility have on psychological well-being?

Understanding Infertility - The Basics

Coping With Infertility

Causes of Female Infertility

Basic Infertility Evaluation

Infertility Treatments

Causes of Male Infertility

Understanding Fertility

Q10: What if my eggs don’t fertilize?

Trouble Getting Pregnant?

Essure multicenter off-label treatment for hydrosalpinx before in vitro fertilization

Long-term oral contraceptive pills and postoperative pain management after laparoscopic excision of ovarian endometrioma: a randomized controlled trial

Q12. What if I don’t respond to the drugs for ovarian stimulation?

Fibroid Tumors

Resident Courses

2011 Plenary Session: SSR Exchange Lecture - In Vivo Analysis of Progesterone Receptor Signaling in the Endometrium

2011 Plenary Session: SRS Lecture - The Role of Reproductive Surgery in the ART Era

Antibiotic prophylaxis for hysteroscopy evaluation of the uterine cavity

Hysteroscopic resection of the septum improves the pregnancy rate of women with unexplained infertility: a prospective controlled trial.

Practice & Ethics Committee Documents

ASRM Position Statement on Personhood Measures

Educational Videos (free)

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Updated: The inability to have a child affects 1 in every 9 women in the USA

In approximately 40 percent of infertile couples, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause of infertility

12% of all infertility cases are a result of the woman either weighing too little or too much

Infertility is not an inconvenience; it is a disease

Updated: 6.7 Million Women Are Unable To Have A Child

Infertility: An Overview

La infertilidad no es un inconveniente

Infertility treatments, including IVF and similar procedures, account for approx 0.07 percent of U.S. health care costs

Infertility Affects Men and Women Equally

12% de todos los casos de infertilidad son porque la mujer esta sobrepeso o muy delgada

Los Costos De La Infertilidad

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Diagnostic Testing for Female Infertility

Fertility Drugs And The Risk Of Multiple Births

Abnormal Body Weight

Adoption: Where to Start and What to Think About

Causes of Infertility

Mujeres y sus parejas son afectados por la infertilidad

Causas de Infertilidad

Insulin-sensitizing agents and polycystic ovary syndrome

Side effects of injectable fertility drugs (gonadotropins)


La infertilidad afecta tanto a los hombres como a las mujeres

Embryo Donation

Endometriosis and Infertility: Can Surgery Help?

Endometriosis: Does It Cause Infertility?

Evaluation of the Uterus

Fibroids and Fertility

Gamete And Embryo Donation: Deciding Whether To Tell


Hyperprolactinemia (High Prolactin Levels)


Infertility Counseling and Support: When and Where To Find It

Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)

Reproductive Aging in Women

Saline Infusion Sonohysterography (SHG)

Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility

Smoking and Infertility

Stress and Infertility

Weight and Fertility



Your chance of pregnancy each month declines with age

The Goal Of Infertility Treatment

Datos Sobre la Infertilidad

Defining Infertility

Fertility Rights and Responsibilities

SRBT Salary Survey

What do I need to worry about with a multiple pregnancy?


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