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Last uploaded: August 27, 2019
Preferred Name

Sterility

Synonyms

Infertility

Definitions

<p>Infertility means not being able to become pregnant after a year of trying. If a woman can get pregnant but keeps having <a href='https://medlineplus.gov/miscarriage.html'>miscarriages</a> or <a href='https://medlineplus.gov/stillbirth.html'>stillbirths</a>, that's also called infertility.</p> <p>Infertility is fairly common. After one year of having unprotected sex, about 15 percent of couples are unable to get pregnant. About a third of the time, infertility can be traced to the <a href='https://medlineplus.gov/femaleinfertility.html'>woman</a>. In another third of cases, it is because of the <a href='https://medlineplus.gov/maleinfertility.html'>man</a>. The rest of the time, it is because of both partners or no cause can be found.</p> <p>There are treatments that are specifically for men or for women. Some involve both partners. Drugs, <a href='https://medlineplus.gov/assistedreproductivetechnology.html'>assisted reproductive technology</a>, and surgery are common treatments. Happily, many couples treated for infertility go on to have babies.</p> <p >NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development</p>

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http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MEDLINEPLUS/C0021359

altLabel

Infertility

cui

C0021359

Date created

06/10/1999

definition

Infertility means not being able to become pregnant after a year of trying. If a woman can get pregnant but keeps having miscarriages or stillbirths, that's also called infertility.

Infertility is fairly common. After one year of having unprotected sex, about 15 percent of couples are unable to get pregnant. About a third of the time, infertility can be traced to the woman. In another third of cases, it is because of the man. The rest of the time, it is because of both partners or no cause can be found.

There are treatments that are specifically for men or for women. Some involve both partners. Drugs, assisted reproductive technology, and surgery are common treatments. Happily, many couples treated for infertility go on to have babies.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

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Inverse of SY

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Mapped from

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Mapped to

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MP HEALTH TOPIC URL

https://medlineplus.gov/infertility.html

MP OTHER LANGUAGE URL

Somali https://medlineplus.gov/languages/infertility.html#Somali

Spanish https://medlineplus.gov/spanish/infertility.html

Spanish https://medlineplus.gov/languages/infertility.html#Spanish

MP PRIMARY INSTITUTE URL

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development https://www.nichd.nih.gov/Pages/index.aspx

notation

C0021359

prefLabel

Sterility

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Scope Statement

Infertility is when a woman can't get pregnant after a year or keeps having miscarriages. Read about infertility, its causes, and treatments.

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