Infertility & Reproductive Care at University of Colorado Hospital
Why Choose Treatment for Infertility at UCH?
Recently, the University of Colorado Hospital women’s services program was ranked 21st in the nation by U.S.News & World Report magazine for our gynecology services.
At the Advanced Reproductive Medicine Center, women and men experiencing infertility receive care from a team of nationally recognized board-certified fertility specialists.
We create the nurturing environment you need to overcome the physical, emotional and social challenges of conception and reproductive issues. We specialize in challenging cases and have been able to offer hope when others could not.
Female Infertility & Reproductive Issues
Approximately 15 percent of all married couples will have difficulty getting pregnant. Female infertility is a factor more than 50 percent of the time. Female infertility is when a woman is unable to get pregnant after one year of trying. This means that you have had regular sex without birth control and have not been able to get pregnant.
Infertility may happen in a woman who has never been pregnant or after one or more pregnancies. It is usually caused by a problem in the reproductive system or the hormones that affect pregnancy.
Common Causes of Infertility in Women
- Abnormal cervix or uterus
- Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
- Ovulation disorder
- Hypothalamic-pituitary disorders
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Additional Causes of Infertility in Women
- Being age 30 and above - fertility decreases naturally as women age
- Certain medicines that are used to treat depression or some cancers
- Not having sex frequently or not having it in time for ovulation
- Previous surgeries done on the abdomen or pelvis, such as an appendectomy
- Use of tobacco, alcohol, or illegal (street) drugs
- Being overweight or losing too much weight
Infertility in men