3 Myths and Facts About Infertility

Myth #1: Infertility is a women’s problem.

Fact: This is untrue! Surprisingly, infertility is a female problem in approximately 35% of the cases, male problems accounting for about 35% of the cases, a combination problem of the couple in 20% of cases, and unexplained in 10% of cases. It is imperative that both the male and female be evaluated during an infertility work-up.

Myth #2: Everyone seems to get pregnant at the drop of a hat.

Fact: False! More than five million people of childbearing age in the United States experience infertility. When you seek support, you will find that you are not alone. Many couples choose to keep their infertility issues private; however, joining a support group or talking with others who are struggling to build a family, can help so that you won’t feel so isolated.

Myth #3: Don’t worry so much…it just takes time. You’ll get pregnant on your own if you’re just patient.

Fact: Wrong again! Infertility is a medical problem that may be treated. At least 50% of those who complete an infertility evaluation will respond to treatment with a successful pregnancy. This does not automatically mean In Vitro Fertilization! Although RMAPA prides ourselves on our high IVF success rates, we provide many other successful treatment options. Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan to fit their needs. Our team works together with each patient to develop a plan to achieve a successful and healthy pregnancy.