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Initial advice to those concerned about delays in conception 

Initial advice to those concerned about delays in conception
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Initial advice to those concerned about delays in conception
Author(s):

Enda McVeigh

, John Guillebaud

, and Roy Homburg

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199650682.003.0010
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date: 31 July 2021

Prevalence of fertility problems

Timing of the initial investigation

Female partner’s age

Frequency and timing of intercourse

Environmental and dietary influences

Sixteen per cent of couples fail to conceive after 1yr of unprotected regular intercourse. After 2 years, with no treatment, about half of these will still not have conceived and, after a further year, ~7% in all will remain infertile. Most couples will turn for help after 1yr, depending on their particular culture. That means that 1 in 7 couples will look for advice after 1yr....

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