7.3 million. That is the number repeatedly quoted as the number of infertility cases. That is an alarming number of people going through the same thing you are. Although with infertility it is often not discussed. Compare that number to these breast cancer statistics:
“In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 57,650 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.” (www.breastcancer.org)
I’m not comparing the severity of the two diseases, (I understand infertility is not life threatening in most cases) nor pitting one against the other however I just want you to know you are not alone. There are millions of women suffering the same thing as you!
Here is a recent article on the numbers associated with infertility:
Infertility is a condition that affects both men and women. Over the years, the numbers have exponentially increased that by 2002, infertility rate had reached 7.3 Million. This figure shows that infertility cases are not isolated. In fact, the numbers show us that more than 12% of the reproductive population is couples who are experiencing difficulty in conception. This figure also includes male infertility cases.