Unfortunately, women bear the brunt of infertility issues when it comes to diagnosing reasons for unsuccessful pregnancies. In most cases, female infertility is caused by issues dealing with ovulation. It's estimated that 25% of all infertility issues are caused by the woman's inability to ovulate on a regular schedule. This can be caused by a number of reasons, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), poor production of pituitary hormones, obesity, thyroid disease, or eating disorders.
Along with ovulation issues, another 25% of infertility cases deal with tubal or peritoneal factors. These can include damaged fallopian tubes or pelvic and abdominal linings, which cause faulty egg implantation within the uterus.
Roughly 10% of women in the U.S. experience infertility. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) gauges that 10 out of 100 women in the country, between the ages of 15-44, will have trouble becoming pregnant or staying pregnant. In the state of New York alone, over 4 million women are struggling with the same issues.