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Common Reasons to Seek Fertility Treatment

Last updated 6 years ago

It seems that more and more individuals today are turning to their fertility clinic to start a family. While only a qualified fertility doctor can determine whether or not fertility treatment is right for you, it is important to consider some of the common reasons why individuals turn to fertility treatments.

Diagnosis for High Risk Patients 
High-risk individuals, including those with a family history or previous medical history of infertility, may seek fertility treatment for diagnostic purposes. High-risk patients may also include men who have experienced testicular trauma or radiation therapy, women who have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss, or women with known polycystic ovarian syndrome. Couples who are at high risk for passing on genetic mutations to their offspring may also seek fertility treatment to undergo pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

Inability to Conceive After One Year
Most couples tend to seek fertility treatment after failing to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term after one full year of unprotected intercourse. However, couples over the age of 35 often seek treatment after six months rather than one full year.

Lack of Success with Other Treatments 
Some men and women turn to fertility treatments when they have not had success with previous infertility treatments. Consulting with an experienced fertility doctor can help couples learn more about which other fertility treatment options they may take advantage of when other methods have failed.

Single Family Building
Single men and women interested in starting a family may turn to third-party reproductive fertility treatments, including sperm donation, egg donation, and surrogacy.

The best way to determine how you or your partner can benefit from fertility treatment is to contact your Chicago fertility clinic. Let our highly trained and experienced fertility doctors and staff members with Fertility Centers of Illinois get you on the road to starting a family by calling (877) 499-8730. You can also set up an initial consultation by visiting us online.


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