Our previous Cafe covered body function and family planning. Today’s conversation is about understanding infertility. Infertility is defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. An estimated 15% of couples meet this criterion and are considered infertile, with approximately 35% due to female factors alone, 30% due to male factors alone, 20% due to a combination of female and male factors, and 15% unexplained. Though infertility is common, couples often struggle silently. Infertility should not be taboo. We owe it to ourselves and our friends to learn about it -- and talk about it! Our panel will consist of women who have (or are) experiencing infertility, as well as, fertility experts. Let's help to eliminate the stigma and bring light to these issues. 1 in 4 women will experience infertility or pregnancy loss. You are not alone.
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