Defining infertility--a systematic review of prevalence studies

S Gurunath, Z Pandian, Richard A Anderson, Siladitya Bhattacharya

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Existing definitions of infertility lack uniformity, rendering comparisons in prevalence between countries or over time problematic. The absence of an agreed definition also compromises clinical management and undermines the impact of research findings. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of the literature to determine how infertility has been defined in prevalence studies and to come up with suggestions for a feasible and clinically relevant definition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-88
Number of pages14
JournalHuman Reproduction Update
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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