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When you decided to start a family, you may have assumed that you would soon conceive. The surprise of infertility causes concerns and even fears.

You may feel isolated when facing infertility, yet you are not alone. PWHealth has helped many couples overcome this situation.

This material reflects some of our experience in determining and treating physical causes of infertility, which has given us the understanding to help you deal with the emotions you face.

='WeWhen To Seek Medical Help
You need to consult a provider if you have had intercourse two or three times a week around the time of monthly ovulation for at least a year without conception. Although you still may become pregnant without medical assistance, the chances of that happening are decreasing. Medical help can make all the difference.

Fourteen percent of couples between the ages of 15 to 44 who want to have a child are infertile. For women, infertility increases with age, with about 25 percent of women over 35 experiencing infertility problems.

It is helpful when couples seek help together and understand the available treatments. In 40 percent of cases, the male has a problem, in another 40 percent, it is the female and in twenty percent are couples in which both have problems. Many couples have more than one cause of infertility. However, in some cases, no cause can be identified, even after extensive testing.

In any case, emotional issues arise. Both men and women need the love and support of their family and significant other.

Evaluation
Please call (614) 268-8800 to schedule a consult with your provider. After the consult, depending on your individual history and physical, the diagnostic tests will be ordered and evaluated. Unfortunately, infertility is a diagnosis of exclusion. Once your provider diagnoses your infertility problem an individual plan will be establish.

One last note…
You will want to contact your insurance company prior to any infertility work-up to determine your coverage. Unfortunately, many insurance companies do not pay for any infertility testing or treatment. Many insurance companies also may require a referral, pre-authorization, or a particular hospital and lab for testing. Please check with your insurance company so that you are aware of your coverage.


 
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