Definitions for "Primary Infertility"
inability to conceive after one year of regular, unprotected intercourse (after 6 months if the woman is over age 35) for a couple who has never had a baby.
Refers to the case in which an individual has never had a child and experiences difficulty in creating a pregnancy.
Trouble getting pregnant (infertility) in someone who has never had a successful pregnancy. Although the exact definition can vary among gynecologists, the differentiation between primary infertility and secondary infertility is most useful if a prior ectopic pregnancy or a prior miscarriage is consistent with the state of primary infertility, whereas a prior induced abortion (which, the odds are, would otherwise have developed normally) means the state is secondary infertility. See also: primary