- Mullerian anomalies occur in approximately 2 – 3% of all fertile women; 3% in infertile women. (Seattle Reproductive Medicine)
- Unicornuate uterus anomaly seems to occur in 1 of every 4,000 women. (Wikipedia; yes, I know – I hope this doesn’t discredit me)
- The term pregnancy rate is 47% in women with unicornuate uterus. (BabyMed.com)
- The total fertility rate for women in the US is 2.01 children per woman. (Wikipedia)
- Male factor infertility can be a primary source of up to 35% of infertility cases. (Resolve.org)
- Up to 50% of cases of infertility respond to treatment (and result in successful pregnancies). (Resolve.org)
- Women who have taken fertility medications (such as clomiphene citrate/clomid) have a 3-4% risk of developing ovarian cancer, compared to a 1-2% risk in women who had never taken the medication. By comparison, the average woman’s chance of developing breast cancer is 12%. (Georgia Reproductive Specialists)
- Women who took clomiphene citrate for more than 12 cycles had the highest increase in lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer; women who achieved pregnancy while taking the hormones did not have as high of an increased risk. (Georgia Reproductive Specialists)
- There are about 600 reproductive endocrinologists in the US. (iVillage.com)
- The first IVF baby was born on July 25, 1978 in the UK.
- Since 1978, over 45,000 babies have been born in the US with the assistance of IVF; over 70,000 total have been born with some form of assisted reproductive technology. (Discovery Health)
- About 2% of the child population in the US are adopted. (ChildTrendsDataBank)
- About 3% of American families include adopted children.
- Adopted children are more likely to be read to every day, told stories to, eat a meal with the family at least six times a week, and participate in organized activities. (ChildTrendsDataBank)
- Infertility is a factor in 39% of families choosing to adopt a child from foster care. (US Dept Health & Human Services)
To learn more about infertility, please visit the Infertility 101 page at Resolve.org.