A British study concludes that nearly half of the people with fertility issues do not seek treatment. This study surveyed 15,000 adults in Britain. In this study, infertility is defined as having issues becoming pregnant for one year or more. This study provides a different insight, because instead of seeking participants from medical practices, this study is population-based. The study concluded that one in eight women experience infertility, and nearly 43 percent did not seek medical help for their issues. One in ten men experience infertility, and nearly 47 percent did not seek medical attention for help with the issue. The men and women who sought help had similarities such as being older, having a higher education as well as higher income. Similar results can be found in other countries, such as the United States.
- 1One in eight women and one in 10 men had experienced infertility
- 2Almost half of the people in our study who had experienced infertility had not sought help
- 3Those with infertility who did seek help were more likely to be better educated, have higher incomes and tend to be older
We were surprised that almost half of the people in our study who had experienced infertility had not sought help
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