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How long does it take to get pregnant?
In the general population, more than 8 out of 10 couples where the woman is aged under 40 will get pregnant within 1 year if they have regular sexual intercourse (that is, every 2 to 3 days) and do not use contraception. More than 9 out of 10 couples will get pregnant within 2 years.
For women under 40 who are using artificial insemination rather than sexual intercourse to conceive, more than half of women will get pregnant within 6 cycles of intrauterine insemination. Within 12 cycles, more than 3 out of 4 women will become pregnant.