Infertility: disease or condition?

Just a quickie post.

I’ve noticed that people are referring to infertility as a ‘disease’, but I don’t think I agree with that. I think it’s a condition.

I think it’s a condition because it’s something we can suffer with, but don’t fully understand yet so therefore can’t label as a disease as such. I certainly don’t feel that I have a disease, just an unfortunate situation.

But what do you all think? Am I not understanding the medical explanation of the two terms disease and condition perhaps? Or maybe it’s just that different countries use words slightly differently? Please reply with your thoughts…

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Luisa on April 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Definitely a condition, NOT a disease! I would define a disease as something we ‘catch’ or something that develops within us. Infertility is just how we are made….. but that’s just my opinion.

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