Women often subfertile not infertile

More than 40% of women who are thought to be infertile go on to give birth without medical treatment, research finds.

The study of 7300 Australian women found almost 20% reported a history of infertility, with more than 40% of these women pursuing IVF or ovulation induction.

However, 44% of women who received no fertility treatment gave birth over nine years of follow-up, compared with 53% of women who received treatment, the study found.

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