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When is an unmarried woman considered infertile?

By Marta Zermiani M.D., Ph.D. (gynecologist on Clínica Tambre).
Last Update: 02/10/2022

Infertility is usually diagnosed if a woman has not become pregnant after having unprotected sex (i.e., without using contraception) for one year. However, in the single woman, the outcome of assisted reproductive treatments must be considered in order to evaluate whether or not she has a fertility problem.

In single women, it is usually recommended to start assisted reproductive treatments when they have the desire to become pregnant. Treatment options vary depending on the age and ovarian reserve of the woman.

If there is no previous pathology, it is usually started with DAI and it is recommended to perform 3-4 cycles before moving on to IVF with donor sperm. If the woman does not achieve pregnancy after the IVF cycles deemed necessary, a sterility problem can be diagnosed, for which sometimes, unfortunately, the main cause cannot be identified.

 Marta Zermiani
Marta Zermiani
M.D., Ph.D.
Gynecologist on Clínica Tambre
Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Università degli Studi di Padova in Italy, specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge in Barcelona. Specialist in Assisted Reproduction with 4 years experience and currently a gynecologist at Clinica Tambre in Madrid.
Licence number: 280847526
Gynecologist. Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Università degli Studi di Padova in Italy, specializing in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge in Barcelona. Specialist in Assisted Reproduction with 4 years experience and currently a gynecologist at Clinica Tambre in Madrid. Licence number: 280847526.