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Nearly half of people with infertility do not seek medical help, survey shows

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3663 (Published 01 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3663
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Nearly half of women and men who have experienced infertility do not seek medical help after trying unsuccessfully for a baby for at least a year, a large UK survey has shown.1

Researchers carried out a cross sectional population survey of 15 162 randomly selected women and men aged 16-74 from 2010 to 2012 and reported the findings in Human Reproduction.

All survey participants who reported ever having heterosexual intercourse (8315 women and 5742 men) were …

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