According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately 40%-50% of cases of infertility in the United States are due to an issue occurring in the woman. Infertility means that you are unable to conceive despite having regular, unprotected sex and have not been able to conceive after one year of trying. Age, smoking, alcohol, obesity, eating disorders, mental stress, and STIs can all contribute to infertility. There are many conditions that can cause infertility—but many women go undiagnosed. Some common causes of infertility include:
- Poor egg quality
- Overactive/underactive thyroid gland
- Chronic conditions/diseases
- Ovulation disorders
Getting a physical exam by your doctor, as well as functional medical testing can help determine why you may be experiencing infertility.