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Infertility service use in the United States : data from the National Survey of Family Growth, 1982-2010
  • Published Date:
    January 22, 2014
  • Language:
    English
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Details:
  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.) ; National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (U.S.) ;
  • Series:
    National health statistics reports ; no. 73
    DHHS publication ; no. (PHS) 2014–1250
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    Objectives: This report presents nationally representative estimates and trends for infertility service use among women aged 15-44 and 25-44 in the United States in 1982-2010. While greater detail on types of infertility service is shown for women, basic data on types of infertility service use, as reported by men aged 25-44, are also presented.

    Methods: Data for this report come primarily from the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), consisting of 22,682 interviews with men and women aged 15-44, conducted from June 2006 through June 2010. The response rate for females in the 2006-2010 NSFG was 78%, and for males was 75%. Selected trends are shown based on prior NSFG cycles.

    Results: Twelve percent of women aged 15-44 in 2006-2010 (7.3 million women), or their husbands or partners, had ever used infertility services. Among women aged 25-44, 17% (6.9 million) had ever used any infertility service, a significant decrease from 20% in 1995. Thirty-eight percent of nulliparous women with current fertility problems in 2006-2010 had ever used infertility services, significantly less than 56% of such women in 1982. In all survey years, ever-use of medical help to get pregnant was highest among older and nulliparous women, non-Hispanic white women, women with current fertility problems, and women with higher levels of education and household income. The most commonly used infertility services among women aged 25-44 in 2006-2010 were advice, testing, medical help to prevent miscarriage, and ovulation drugs. Ever-use of infertility services was reported by 9.4% of men aged 25-44 in 2006-2010, similar to levels seen in 2002.

    Suggested citation: Chandra A, Copen CE, Stephen EH. Infertility service use in the United States: Data from the National Survey of Family Growth, 1982–2010. National health statistics reports; no 73. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2014.

    CS244726

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