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The only symptom of infertility is an inability to conceive. A couple should seek help for infertility if they are unable to conceive after one year of regular sexual intercourse without contraception. You will both be evaluated to determine if the infertility is related to problems in one partner, the other, or both.

References:

Infertility. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated August 23, 2012. Accessed September 14, 2012.

Male infertility. American Society for Reproductive Medicine website. Available at: http://www.asrm.org/topics/detail.aspx?id=1331 . Accessed September 14, 2012.

RESOLVE. The National Infertility Association website. Available at: http://www.resolve.org/ . Accessed September 14, 2012.

Shefi S, Turek PJ. Definition and current evaluation of subfertile men. Intern Braz J Urol. 2006;32:385-397



Last reviewed December 2013 by Adrienne Carmack, MD

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