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Defining infertility 

Defining infertility
Defining infertility

Enda McVeigh

, John Guillebaud

, and Roy Homburg

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date: 15 April 2021


General points before starting investigation

Infertility, for practical purposes, may be regarded as a failure to conceive following at least 1yr of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. In the general population, the prevalence is 16% after 1yr but 8% after 2yrs (Fig. 11.1...

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