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Is fertility the same as sterility?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 03/24/2022

No. Fertility is the ability to achieve pregnancy after one year of regular exposure to intercourse. Sterility, however, is the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of trying.

Read the full article on: When should you see a fertility specialist? ( 61).
 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.