What is infertility ?
Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive despite regular unprotected intercourse for 12 months. However, investigations for infertility may start earlier than this, particularly if menstrual cycles are irregular or absent.
Infertility is classified into two types:
- Primary infertility, in couples who have never conceived despite repeated attempts
- Secondary infertility, in couples who have previously conceived but are now having difficulty