Publication date: April 2012 Review date: April 2014
It is estimated that one in seven couples in the UK have fertility problems. Infertility, failing to get pregnant after two years of regular unprotected sex, is the most common reason that women aged 20-45 visit their GPs. Difficulties conceiving a child can be devastating for individuals and couples. We interviewed 39 people (women and men) about their experiences of infertility and fertility treatment. Some had successful treatment, others did not and either chose to adopt or live without children. Some were still in treatment and did not yet know the outcome of their infertility journey. Select from the key topics below, choose from the full list of topics on the left or explore the interviews by category, by choosing 'People's stories'.