Infertility Awareness Week - April 23-29

April 23-29th is National Infertility Awareness Week. 

According to the CDC, 1 in 8 couples struggle to build a family in America. 


From The Huffington Post: Taken on April 19th, 1:42PM  

In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, here are 12 statistics that will open your eyes to the condition.

7.4 Million

The number of women between 15-44 in the United States who have difficulty getting and staying pregnant. That’s 12 percent of all women, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


The estimated percentage of sexually experienced men who have reported seeing a fertility doctor at least once, the CDC reports. 


The percentage of struggling couples in which the male partner contributes to, or is the cause of, infertility, per the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.


The percentage of female infertility caused by tobacco and cigarette smoking, according to ASRM. 

6.1 Million

The number of women who suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome. Affecting 10 percent of women, PCOS is the most common cause of female infertility, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 


The estimated percentage of male infertility cases tied to the most common correctable cause, varicoceles, or abnormal veins surrounding the testicles, according to WebMD. 


The percentage of infertility cases that can be treated by conventional therapies like surgery or medication, ASRM reports...


... while only this percentage of infertility treatments include in vitro fertilization and the like.


The average cost of a single cycle of IVF in the United States, as reported by the ASRM.


The estimated percentage of IVF cycles that produce a live birth.


The percentage of couples that have more than one factor contributing to their infertility as a pair, per ASRM.


The percentage of infertility cases that have no identifiably known cause.