Infertility Overview

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) defines a couple as infertile if they have not achieved a pregnancy within 12 months of unprotected intercourse. Infertility affects more couples than you think, so you are not alone if you’re having difficulty getting pregnant or maintaining pregnancy through delivery. At some point, 15 percent of couples struggle with infertility. Recurrent pregnancy loss affects another 3 percent of couples.

Tennessee Reproductive Medicine offers extensive family planning and preservation, as well as fertility testing and diagnosis for men and women looking to build their families.

If you have questions about infertility but are not sure where to start, access our resources by clicking on any of the topics below.

Find more detailed information by visiting TRM’s Health Library and Doctors’ Blog, or contact us online.

How to get pregnant

Before turning to reproductive medicine, learn how to get pregnant naturally and read about typical conception rates.

Getting Pregnant

Check your fertility

If you're concerned about your fertility or trying to get pregnant without success, take our online fertility check quiz.

Check Your Fertility

Common causes of infertility

Infertility can be due to age, a lack of regular ovulation, problems with the female anatomy such as blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, fibroids, or polyps, low sperm counts and/or other issues with the male anatomy. Male factors contribute to approximately half of the identifiable causes of infertility. Learn about the many common conditions that can affect a couple’s fertility or even their well-being.

Infertility Causes

Fertility testing & diagnosis

The goal of testing in both men and women is to determine causes of infertility and diagnose correctable issues. Typically, men and women should consider getting tested if they have not been able to achieve pregnancy after a year of having regular, unprotected intercourse.

Testing for Women

Testing for Men

Infertility treatments

Learn more about treatments offered at TRM, including IVF, genetic screening and robotic surgery.

Infographic: Do I need treatment?


Treatments & Services

Donation & surrogacy

Egg, embryo or sperm donation and surrogacy are viable options to grow a family. Learn about each process including risks and benefits. Donation & Surrogacy