Am I infertile?

My GP says I need tests. Am I infertile?

Our Expert's Answer

This information was published 13 years ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

No, not at all. Remember that 95% of couples are able to conceive naturally after two years of trying for a baby, very few are actually infertile. All that your GP is doing is looking into why you haven’t conceived yet, to see if there’s an underlying medical reason with either yourself of your partner, which can be treated.