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Health Issues That May Affect Your Fertility

Being overweight? STDs? Thyroid disease? These and other conditions affect not just your health, but also your chances of getting pregnant.
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The chance that a healthy woman having regular intercourse will conceive in any given cycle is only 20 to 40 percent. Lump in a condition like endometriosis or being severely over- or underweight and you can see how the odds plummet. We asked leading reproductive specialists about the top health issues that affect fertility and what women can do to boost their baby-making potential.