Couples should consult with a health care provider about fertility problems if they have had unprotected sex for 1 year without a successful pregnancy.
Exceptions to this recommendation apply to:
- Women older than age 35 who have had 6 months of unprotected sex without a successful pregnancy
- Women who suspect they may have underlying problems that will affect fertility, such as irregular periods
- Individuals who have been diagnosed with specific conditions that are known to reduce fertility