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When should I go for an infertility consultation?

By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez (embryologist).
Last Update: 12/02/2021

In general, the recommendation is to go to an infertility consultation when gestation has not been achieved after 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse.

However, there are certain exceptions in which such a long wait does not make sense, such as an anatomical lesion or a functional disorder, both in the man and in the woman, that prevents fertilization.

In the case of women, it is recommended to come after 6 months of unprotected sexual intercourse or even directly in situations such as: age over 35 years, amenorrhea or oligomenorrhea older than 6 months, pelvic inflammatory disease, abdominal surgery, uterine, tubal or ovarian pathology, endometriosis or sexually transmitted disease.

 Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.
License: 3435-CV
Embryologist. Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics. License: 3435-CV.