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Understanding the concepts of sterility, infertility and subfertility
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Understanding the concepts of sterility, infertility and subfertility

Although many people tend to confuse the terms sterility and infertility, and at the same time, infertility and subfertility, the truth is, their meaning is not the same:

Sterility
Fertilization, that is to say, the fusion between the egg and the sperm cannot take place.
Infertility
Fertilization occurs, but a full-term pregnancy is not possible.
Subfertility
Fertilization and a full-term pregnancy can occur, but with more difficulty.
By BSc, MSc (embryologist), MD, PhD, MSc (gynecologist), MD (gynecologist) and (invitra staff).
Last Update: 06/01/2017