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Health Tip: Female Infertility

Here are some common risk factors

(HealthDay News) -- About 12 percent of women in the United States aged 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a baby to term, the U.S. government says.

Here is a list of risk factors for infertility, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Age, usually 35 or older.
  • Stress.
  • An unhealthy diet and/or body weight.
  • Excessive exercise or training.
  • Alcohol and tobacco use.
  • Sexually transmitted disease.
  • Any health condition that causes hormone levels to change.
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