AUG 24, 2018 5:45 AM PDT

Are there more fertility problems now than before?

 

Does it seem to you that everyone and their neighbor is having trouble getting pregnant? Infertility problems for both women and men seem so common nowadays that it begs the question of whether more people are experiencing them. Or is it just that now, because of various factors like treatment options and more accessible communication and information, people are more open about their problems and we have a better record of the numbers of couples experiencing these difficulties?

Doctor Daniel Stein from the Infertility Program at Roosevelt Hospital says that it's difficult to know the answer behind this. Nevertheless, he says, there are definitely several reasons that infertility problems could be on the rise, and the main one has to do with age. People are waiting longer to have babies and that can lead to higher risk and difficulties in conceiving and carrying a healthy baby to full term. Want to hear more of Dr. Stein's expertise? Listen to the video!

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  • Kathryn is a curious world-traveller interested in the intersection between nature, culture, history, and people. She has worked for environmental education non-profits and is a Spanish/English interpreter.
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