Infertility is the diminished ability or the inability to conceive and have offspring. Infertility is also defined in specific terms as the failure to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without contraception. Irreversible infertility is also referred to as sterility.
Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.
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Other Causes of Infertility
Other FEMALE CAUSES:
- Fallopian Tube Disorder
Other MALE CAUSES
- Azoospermia (Absent Sperm)
- Hypogonadism (Such as From Alcoholism)
- Immotile Sperm
- Sperm Transport Disorder (Obstruction of the Vas Deferens or Epididymus)
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