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Infertility, which is the inability to conceive and carry out a pregnancy after having been off any form of contraception for six months to a year, affects 10 to 25 percent of American couples of reproductive age. It is a condition of the reproductive system that affects both men and women. About 60 percent of all infertility cases are diagnosed in women, but 40 percent are diagnosed in men. If you and your partner are having difficulty conceiving, many factors could be causing the problems. Most professionals will not even test for infertility unless a couple has been trying to conceive for six months to a year. If you’re over 35, have been trying for more than six months to conceive, have a history of medical problems, menstrual problems or multiple miscarriages, you may want to see your provider for fertility testing. If you or your partner have already been diagnosed with infertility, you may be considering many treatment options. Remember, just because you are diagnosed as infertile, doesn’t mean you can’t become pregnant. About 85 to 95 percent of couples diagnosed with infertility become pregnant within a year.