When to consult a doctor
With frequent unprotected sex, most healthy couples conceive within one year. Others need a bit of help.
If you’re in your early 30s or younger and you and your partner are in good health, try it on your own for one year before consulting a doctor. You may want to seek help sooner if you’re age 35 or older, or you or your partner has known or suspected fertility issues.
Infertility affects men and women equally — and treatment is available. Depending on the source of the problem, your gynecologist, your partner’s urologist or your family doctor may be able to help. In some cases, a fertility specialist may offer the best hope.