Test Your Fertility Knowledge
Question: Infertility is typically defined as being unable to get pregnant while having regular, unprotected, intercourse within a certain period of time.
You should make an appointment for an infertility evaluation after:
Infertility is typically defined as being unable to get pregnant while having regular, unprotected intercourse within a certain period of time. For women under 35, that period is a year, for women aged 35 and over, that period is 6 months. If you have a reason to suspect an underlying problem, you should seek care earlier. For instance, if you have very irregular menstrual cycles (suggesting that you are not ovulating or releasing an egg), or if you or your partner has a known fertility problem, you probably should not wait an entire year before seeking treatment. For more information, please see the ASRM Patient Education Booklet “Infertility: An Overview”.
- Three Years
- One Year
- Six Months (if you are aged 35 or older)
- B and C
Find out more:
Infertility An Overview: a patient booklet
– available in English, Spanish, and Chinese
Infertility - a patient education video
Frequently Asked Questions About Infertility