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Infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to achieve pregnancy despite unprotected intercourse for a period of more than twelve months duration. More than 15% of couples of reproductive age have impaired fecundity (difficulty achieving pregnancy). The rate of male infertility has increased in the past fifty years and it is a well known fact that female fertility decreases as a woman approaches age forty. The reproductive process is so intricate that even the most fertile couples have only a one in four chance of conceiving each month.