ivf_institute_man_with_babyAccording to the National Infertility Association, infertility is a medical condition of the reproductive system that results in the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term. The condition is diagnosed by a physician, usually after a couple has had a year of unprotected, regular intercourse without conceiving, or when pregnancy occurs but does not result in a live birth. Of course an older couple or a couple with an obvious concern (irregular menstrual cycle, previous pelvic surgeries, endometriosis, or known male factor) should not wait that long prior to seeking medical attention and resolution.