Is infertility hereditary?

By Andrea Rodrigo BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 06/02/2017

No, it is not. There are, however, medical conditions that are hereditary, and might interfere with a person’s fertility. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, thyroid disorders, etc. are some examples.

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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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