Infertility is the inability of a couple to achieve conception or bring a pregnancy to term after a year or more of regular, unprotected intercourse. Estimates are that one in six couples are affected by some degree of infertility.  Fertility diagnosis and therapy is often stressful for couples.  Fortunately, treatments have advanced remarkably over the last 10-15 years.

Common Causes

Some common causes of infertility are diminished ovarian reserve (older women or women with early ovarian failure), endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Low sperm count and abnormal sperm shape and swimming pattern are also major contributors to a couple’s infertility. Estimates are that fertility problems are about 50% female and 50% male.


We will help you to learn as much as possible about your diagnosis and treatment options. We offer an honest appraisal of your fertility situation, recognizing that an individualized approach maximizes the chances of success. Both partners are encouraged to participate in the process. Wooster OB-GYN can help with about 75% of female fertility problems. If at any time we realize we cannot help you, or that someone else can help you more effectively, a referral is offered immediately. We understand how important having a family is to you. Very often, we can help your dreams of having children become reality. 

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Dr. John M. Weeman MD FACOG
Dr. Weeman graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in chemical engineering.  He received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus,...
Dr. Emily L. Benekos MD FACOG
Dr. Benekos graduated from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. She attended medical school at the University of Arizona in Tucson and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology there as well. Dr. Benekos, formerly Emily Reber, is a native of Apple Creek, Ohio....
Dr. Anne M. Shriner MD FACOG
Dr. Shriner is a Wayne County native and considers Creston her home. She earned a Bachelor of Science from The University of Akron and her doctorate of medicine from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM). Dr. Shriner completed her residency in...
Dr. David Seals MD FACOG
As of June 30, Dr. Seals is no longer with the practice.  He has requested that his patients transfer their care to one of the other physicians at Wooster Obstetrics and Gynecology.   If you would like to transfer your care to another practice, please download and complete...
Dr. Summer Holmes Mason MD
Summer Holmes Mason, MD, FACOG is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.  She received her medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Maryland Medical Center...