December 22, 2016

Fertility Rates In The U.S. Have Dropped To Historic Lows

U.S. Fertility Rates

If you and your partner are struggling with infertility – you are not alone. According to the CDC,
fertility rates in the United States have dropped to historic lows. Since 2007, the overall fertility rate in the U.S. has fallen more than 10%. There are many reasons that fertility rates have declined. People are starting their families later. Men and women may choose to delay child-bearing for personal and professional reasons. We know that age has a negative impact on both egg and sperm quantity/quality. Additionally, changing environmental influences, lifestyle choices, and medications (both prescription and over-the- counter) are likely contributing factors to declining fertility rates. As a result, many couples are struggling to achieve a healthy pregnancy.

Fortunately, fertility treatments are more successful than ever. Access to affordable, effective care is very important, and at Fertility Centers of New England (FCNE), we offer one of the most cost-competitive programs available. We are proud to have helped thousands of patients realize their dream of becoming a parent. While fertility treatment often feels like a marathon, the majority of couples will ultimately be successful. Our pregnancy rates remain outstanding, and we are very committed to delivering exemplary patient-centered care. If you have questions about your fertility or would like to set up a consultation, please contact us today!

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Beth Plante, M.D.

Beth Plante, M.D. Board-Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility