Clinical gmer – Assisted Reproductive Medical Group in Cadiz

infertility vs. Sterility

Differences between Fertility and Infertility

Although many people confuse, these terms are completely different. Although both infertility and sterility are fertility disorders that cause the inability to procreate, They are not the same thing. In this post we will try to explain how they differ.


We talk about infertility when there is an impossibility to end the pregnancy with the birth of a healthy child. It is considered to be starting a study and treatment when there 2 Gestational losses or medical history when there are fertility problems related to history.

exist 2 types of infertility:

  • primary infertility: when no pregnancy has come to term for at least one year after having sex without using contraception.

  • secondary infertility: when a child had, but can not carry out the next pregnancy.


It is defined as the inability to conceive. Also exist 2 types:

  • primary sterility: when it has not achieved any gestation.

  • secondary infertility: when infertility occurs after achieving a pregnancy.