Leach, Richard E. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota.
Kempers, Roger D. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Foundation, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota.
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- Infertility in the female
- Infertility in the male
- Unexplained infertility
- Assisted reproduction
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Inability to conceive or induce conception. Infertility is the reproductive failure to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term. Of all cases of infertility, 55% may be attributed to the female (Fig. 1) and 35% may be attributed to the male; the remaining 10% is undetermined. See also: Pregnancy; Pregnancy disorders; Reproductive system; Reproductive system disorders
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