91% of 57 survey participantsa
wish they had gotten help sooner.

Many factors can play a role in becoming pregnant besides age, such as medical history, timing or your partner. If you’re over 35 and have been trying for over six months, or under 35 and have been trying for over a year, it may be time to have a fertility evaluation. It can be difficult to ask for help, but better to say, “I’m so glad that I went,” rather than, “Why did I wait so long?”




Arm yourself with the facts by taking our fertility quiz.



Questions to ask when you meet with your doctor.



specialist locator

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The inclusion of locations in the Fertility Locator is solely for informational purposes and is not an endorsement of the location(s). Additionally, Merck does not make any representations or guarantees about the qualifications, competence, or skills of any of the health care providers at the fertility clinics listed. The fertility clinics in this database were included if they reported having a Reproductive Endocrinologist on staff and the fertility clinic opted to be included in the Fertility Locator. Thus, the Fertility Locator does not contain a list of all medical practices that treat fertility issues. If the fertility clinic that you are looking for is not listed, call that location directly to inquire.

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How to choose a fertility clinic

You'll want to learn as much as possible about the fertility specialist and clinic you choose, so you feel
confident and comfortable throughout the process. Here are some basic questions that will help shed
some light on the fertility clinic's success rates, basic guidelines and paying requirements:

  • What are the clinic's live birth rates for my age group?
  • Does the fertility clinic have an age limit? For what reasons?
  • What is the rate of multiple births?
  • What counseling and support services are available at the clinic?
  • How much will treatment cost?

This isn't a comprehensive list, but it should give you a good start. Many things will, of course, depend on your individual situation.

When considering fertility treatment, you'll find many resources available online that can provide you with useful information. Talking to friends (and friends of friends) who may have gone through it may also give you invaluable insight into what you can expect.

Recommended Resources

Here are some resources that may be helpful in your research into fertility treatments.

  • aBased on a 2009 U.S. fertility survey of 57 survey participants conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media on behalf of Schering-Plough. 91% of the respondents (37 men, 15 women) would go to a fertility specialist sooner than they did.

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