I once saw an episode of Oprah that featured a woman who was coping with infertility.
Where deafness and infertility and all manner of other impairments are far more common.
Sheffield University Professor Bill Ledger began warning years ago of an “infertility time bomb” ticking in Europe and the UK.
c.1600, from Late Latin infertilitatem (nominative infertilitas), from infertilis (see infertile).
infertility in·fer·til·i·ty (ĭn'fər-tĭl'ĭ-tē)
Absent or diminished fertility.
The persistent inability to achieve conception and produce an offspring.
infertile in·fer·tile (ĭn-fûr'tl)
Incapable of producing offspring; sterile.
The inability to achieve conception after persistent attempts over a given period of time, usually one year in humans.