By: Camryn Murray, Winthrop University Nutrition Student
Infertility is a term that refers to a couple or individual that has failed to conceive a child within the first year of attempting to. In the United States, 15% of couples will have difficulty with conception, and infertility treatments can range from $5,000 to $73,000. Birth rates and fertility rates are continuing to decrease, with a 5-10% increase in couples utilizing artificial reproductive therapy (ART) per year. Infertility is caused by a number of factors in both men and women, so how can people attempt to increase their chances of conceiving without breaking the bank?