Female Infertility

What is female infertility?

Since 2009, the World Health Organization has defined clinical infertility as a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. Specialists recommend starting fertility diagnosis and treatment after 12 months if the woman is below the age of 35; after 6 months for women between 35 and 39; and after 3 months for women 40 or older. In 2017, the International Glossary on Infertility and Fertility also defined infertility as an impairment of a person’s capacity to reproduce either as an individual or with his/her partner.

Female Fertility: Commonly Asked Questions

How many eggs is a woman born with?

A woman is born with about 1 million eggs. However, since they are constantly dying on their own by the time of her first menstrual period, the number of eggs has already decreased to between 300,000 to 500,000 eggs.

What is Decreased Ovarian Reserve (DOR)?

As a woman ages, the number and quality (as determined by proportion of eggs with normal chromosomes) of her eggs in the ovaries decrease. This reduction in number and quality of the eggs is called ‘decreased ovarian reserve’ (DOR). This is more of an issue in infertility as women delay childbirth. There are many reproductive consequences, including increased risk of:

  • infertility
  • miscarriage
  • maternal and fetal complications in pregnancy
  • problems in the babies

In addition, more advanced DOR is accompanied by other medical problems such as:

  • Decreasing bone mass, increasing the risk of fracture
  • Abnormal bleeding of the uterus due to lack of ovulation
  • Hot flashes

At what age is a woman most fertile?

A woman’s fertility peaks before the age of 30, with a monthly pregnancy rate between 20% and 25%. This pregnancy rate rapidly declines when a woman approaches her late 30s. About one in two women experiences infertility by the age 40. Aging impairs fertility: it reduces egg quality, lowers the chance of embryo implantation, increases the chances of miscarriage, and the risk for the potential baby to be born with genetic defects related to abnormal numbers of chromosomes (aneuploidy).


Senior Consultant, Director and Infertility Specialist

Dr. Anoop Gupta performs exceptionally well in providing the international level infertility treatments at his super specialty clinic in Delhi, India which is known to all as Delhi IVF & Fertility Research Centre, since the year 1994. Delhi IVF aims at providing the finest medical, emotional, ethics, moral, and most advanced technical support to the couples who are trying to find the solution for their infertility problem.

We are specialized in each and every regard of infertility and provide the extensive services to our patients in IVF, IUI, ICSI-IVF, Assisted Hatching, Embryo Donation, Male Infertility, Surrogate Motherhood, Semen Banking, Embryo Freezing, Natural Infertility Treatments, Sexual and Psychological Problem and try to give emotional and moral support to the infertile patients.

Delhi IVF is a Fertility Research Centre which offers specialized infertility treatments with the help of latest and advance technique for IVF-ET, IUI, IVF – ICSI, assisted hatching, blastocyst culture, Embryo Donation, Egg donation, and Surrogacy. Delhi IVF has the highest success rates for IVF treatments and has a State-of-the-Art Lab equipped with fully latest tools and equipments for infertility treatment, in-house team of potential experts, located with 24 hours emergency services. Our infertile patients get all of these under the one roof.

Dr. Anoop Gupta is a Member of ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology), ASRM (American Society of Reproductive Medicine), UNFDPA (United Nations Family Development Programme) and he has also attended a number of National & International conferences related to ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) & presented many papers.

Delhi IVF was founded by Dr Anoop Gupta, a renowned pioneer in fertility medicine, to bring the most advanced reproductive care to people of all cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds who have one thing in common: the desire to have a baby..

Delhi IVF is a patient-focused organization that offers every new patient the value of its more than 20 years of experience and the trust it has earned by helping thousands of patients with life’s most important journey. We believe that everyone should have their best chance to achieve this dream, regardless of financial background, sexual orientation and ethnicity. Our infertility treatments are affordable and cost-effective defining the best medical care.


  • Offering state-of-the-art fertility treatments
  • Treating patients with extra-care during the complete treatment process
  • Highly qualified and dedicated staff from medical and non medical disciplines, with advanced equipment and modern technology.
  • Developing innovative programs to provide affordable fertility treatments and care
  • Empowering patients with resources, tools and services offering information, education, treatment management and stress reduction.
  • Our staff has extensive experience in infertility treatment, surrogacy and egg donation services.
  • Continually advancing fertility treatment, service and outcomes

If you have undergone IVF treatment at another clinic, has it made you disappointed that every time a different doctor attended you? You were indirectly forced to share your problem every time to a different nurse? Are you having trouble getting the feedback or explanations you need ? At Delhi IVF, all the treatment ( including the consultation, all the ultrasound scans, egg collection and embryo transfers are done personally by by the same doctor). The buck stops with us, we understand your condition and do not delegate any part of your IVF treatment to different doctors and nurses.