04/22/2014 05:20 pm ET Updated Apr 22, 2014

7 Facts You Didn't Know About Female Infertility

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Infertility is a sensitive issue that can leave many women feeling alone in their unfulfilled dreams of getting pregnant.

What they don't know is that they are hardly alone. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, infertility affects 7.3 million women and their partners in the U.S. — that's 12 percent of the reproductive-age population. And as scientists are beginning to discover, even the most seemingly insignificant things can add up to sabotage your baby-making efforts.

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