The inability to achieve conception after persistent attempts over a given period of time, usually one year in humans.
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How to use infertility in a sentence
The group studied was an altogether skewed collection of 21,276 Danish couples who had sought help in an infertility clinic.
Male infertility was extremely stigmatic: it was falsely conflated with impotence.
And part of the reason that women wait so long is that they falsely believe that IVF is the magic cure all for infertility.
“Gynecologists are not infertility specialists,” said Whelan.
The overall population growth in Africa—expected to double by 2050—masks an epidemic of infertility.
Hence infertility not only excited dislike, but was held to justify repudiation.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II | Francis Augustus Cox
The relative infertility of Bacon's thought is shown by the fact that he founded no school and left no trace of discipleship.A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5) | Henry Smith Williams
But if in the nature of things absolute sterility is not inheritable, comparative infertility may be.Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population | George B. Louis Arner
The production of infertility, some forms of physical degeneracy, and deformity.Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population | George B. Louis Arner
Idle is an epithet used to express the infertility of the chaotic state, in the Saxon translation of the Pentateuch.Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies | Samuel Johnson