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Secondary Infertility

Refers to the inability to conceive a pregnancy after having previously been pregnant, as compared to primary infertility. Most women who are diagnosed as having secondary infertility have previously experienced pregnancy and delivery, and then have difficulty getting pregnant later. Technically, even women who have only conceived but not delivered a child (i.e. those who have experienced miscarriage) might be diagnosed with secondary infertility.

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