involuntary infertility

involuntary infertility

Sterility Gynecology The incapacity of a ♀ to bear a living child during the span of reproductive yrs; II may be due to anatomic reproductive tract abnormalities, malfunction of ovulation precluding conception, recurrent intrauterine loss of pregnancy, or specific diseases–eg, infections
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Involuntary infertility and childlessness in resource-poor countries.
The percentage of infertility, based on data collected in demographic surveys, in which voluntary and involuntary infertility cannot be distinguished even in the developed world, varies between different countries as well as gender, with the higher being in men, examples being >10% and 17% for Finland and 18% and >21% for Switzerland.