Fertility is the ability to conceive a child (men and women) and carry the child to full term (women). A woman’s fertile phase of life usually begins when she has her first period (menarche) and ends after her last period (menopause). Men are usually able to father children from puberty until old age. In women, infertility means the inability to carry a pregnancy to full term.

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