QuickStats: Percentage* of Women Aged 25–44 Years Who Had Ever Used Infertility Services,† by Type of Service — National Survey of Family Growth, United States, 2006–2010 and 2015–2019
Weekly / October 8, 2021 / 70(40);1433
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* Estimates are based on interviews of the U.S. household population for sample adults aged 25–44 years. 95% confidence intervals indicated with error bars.
† Infertility services include both medical help to get pregnant and medical help to prevent pregnancy loss.
During 2015–2019, among women aged 25–44 years, 14.3% had ever used any infertility services, down from 16.8% during 2006–2010. The percentage who had ever used medical help to get pregnant declined from 12.5% during 2006–2010 to 10.5% during 2015–2019, but the difference in the percentage ever using medical help to prevent pregnancy loss (6.8% during 2006–2010 and 5.8% during 2015–2019) was not statistically significant. During both periods, a higher percentage had ever received medical help to get pregnant than had ever received medical help to prevent pregnancy loss.
Source: National Survey of Family Growth, 2006–2010 and 2015–2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/index.htm
Reported by: Colleen Nugent, PhD, CNugent@cdc.gov, 301-458-4736; Anjani Chandra, PhD.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Women Aged 25–44 Years Who Had Ever Used Infertility Services, by Type of Service — National Survey of Family Growth, United States, 2006–2010 and 2015–2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70:1433. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7040a5external icon.
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