Infertility Signs, Symptoms, and Causes

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This article discusses infertility, how common it is, and what causes infertility in cis women, cis men, and trans people using hormones. There is also information on what lifestyle factors can decrease a person’s fertility.

“Fertility isn’t just a ‘woman’s problem’ or an issue with age. Lots of things can lead to infertility, and it can affect people of all sexes and ages. When a couple has a hard time getting pregnant, either person (or both people) is equally likely to be the cause. That’s why both people are usually tested for infertility if a couple is having trouble getting pregnant.”