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What are the causes of female infertility?

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Female infertility has many possible causes. More than one problem contributes to infertility in 25% of couples.1

Links to descriptions of different factors that affect fertility are provided below.

In some cases, health care providers cannot find a cause for infertility. In these instances, it is called unexplained infertility or sometimes “idiopathic” (pronounced id-ee-uh-PATH-ik) infertility.


  1. American Society for Reproductive Medicine. (2012). Quick facts about infertility. Retrieved June 11, 2012, from http://www.asrm.org/detail.aspx?id=2322 External Web Site Policy [top]

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