Ongoing Infertility Treatment Advances Offer Hope for Couples Trying to Conceive

Infertility statistics remain constant over the past two decades, but infertility treatments options continue to increase. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that the number of infertility cases across the world has remained steady over the last two decades, but thankfully, each passing year brings new infertility treatments that help enable couples to have a child. According to Dr. Charlotte Warren-Gash, the WHO reported that nearly 48.5 million couples worldwide were unable to conceive after five years of trying (BioNews, 2013). This number had changed very little from reports during the 1990s. The Most Common Infertility Treatment Choices Of these couples, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) reports that approximately 85-90% of couples who experience infertility choose to treat it with drug therapy or surgery.   There are a variety of different fertility medications available to couples who are interested in going that route, and individuals are encouraged to speak with their medical provider before beginning such treatments. The ASRM also reports that as infertility treatments continue to advance, fewer than 3% of all cases require procedures such as in vitro fertilization. This is great news for couples who are looking for less invasive treatments to help them conceive. [...]