Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after trying for one year. Infertility is fairly common, almost one out of every six couples are affected at some point in their reproductive lives.
Today the treatment for infertility has made enormous progress. Advanced fertility treatments are available to help couples with fertility problems to get pregnant. It also helps the women who are fertile but unable to conceive because of circumstances including single women.
Infertility is of two types:
Primary infertility refers to the couple who have never been able to conceive after trying for one year.
Secondary infertility refers to the couple who have been pregnant in the past, but now are unable.
Female infertility accounts almost one-third of all infertility cases. The great news is there are many fertility treatments available to increase the chances of pregnancy in spite of the issues.Read more
Nearly 90% of male infertility is due to low sperm count and poor sperm quality, the rest of the cases are related to anatomical issues, hormonal imbalance, and genetic defects.Read more
Female infertility accounts one-third of all the infertility cases and one-third of male, whereas the reason for the remaining cases are still unclear. In unexplained infertility, the medical evaluation of both male and female show normal results. This condition occurs mostly in secondary infertility where the couple already has children. Read more
Reproductive potential of women is limited compared to men. At the onset of menopause, both quantity and the quality of the eggs decline, the hormones become imbalanced and menstrual cycle become more irregular. Read More
Studies suggest as women ages, the genetic quality of the egg declines. The impairment of DNA repair mechanism in egg causes miscarriages and failed implantation in IVF. The chromosomal abnormalities in the egg also increase the risk of chromosomal conditions in babies such as Down’s syndrome. Find out more about Female age and fertility.Read more