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Paths to Parenthood & Infertility Awareness

In honor of Infertility Awareness Week, we’re partnering with Dr. Temeka Zore to share resources about infertility with our community to help remove the stigmas and barriers that can stand in the way of families trying to conceive. Dr. Zore will also be hosting an Ask Me Anything this week to answer your questions.

How common is infertility? 

If you are struggling with infertility, you’re not alone. One in 8 couples in the United States struggles with infertility, and between 48 million couples and 186 million individuals live with infertility globally.

What factors can affect fertility? 

For women, age is a major factor in fertility. Additionally, various physical conditions can impact ovarian function and fertility, including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hypothalamic amenorrhea, thyroid/prolactin disorders and uterine or tubal factors such as endometrial polyps, fibroids or endometriosis. For men, age may also be a factor in ability to conceive, albeit it is less of a factor than in women. There are a number of physical issues that can impair testicular or ejaculatory function such as varicoceles or low testosterone that can also impact male fertility. Other factors that can affect both women’s and men’s fertility include weight,


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