Seven Resources on an Integrative Approach to Infertility


According to the Centers for Disease Control, among married women aged 15 to 49 years with no prior births, about one in five are unable to get pregnant after one year, meeting the diagnostic criteria for infertility.

There are a number of underlying health conditions that lead to infertility, including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), diminished ovarian reserve (DOR), and functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (FHA), often associated with eating disorders such as anorexia, as explained on the CDC’s website. However, it also notes that poor lifestyle choices are strongly associated with infertility; smoking, excessive alcohol use, and physical and emotional stress can all make it more difficult to conceive.

In other words, there is a confluence of factors that lead to infertility, most of which cannot be solved with any one pill, and that’s where integrative medicine comes in. Patients struggling with infertility need a personalized, multifaceted approach to improve fertility outcomes. In this article, we’ve rounded up seven of our most popular and informative resources to help you tackle infertility with your patients.

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