Many women are unable to conceive and deliver a healthy baby due to genetic factors. Sometimes this is due to an inherited chromosome abnormality. Other times it is because of a single-gene defect passed from parent to child. Genetic disorders and diseases are introduced when the normal DNA sequence is altered in part or in whole, caused by mutation in one or multiple genes.
In addition, if other women in your family have had problems conceiving due to premature menopause, endometriosis or other factors, you may be at increased risk of the same problems.
You can learn more about chromosomal abnormalities, inherited genetic disorders and the screenings used to diagnose these conditions at our Genetic Causes of Female Infertility page. If you have more questions, contact us for an appointment with our fertility specialists.