Infertility is the inability to conceive after multiple attempts at unprotected intercourse for a prolonged period, usually one year or more. Infertility may be caused by a failure in either the male or female reproductive system, in some cases both. Infertility is a lot more common than we think. According to studies 1 in every 10 women is infertile and 1 out of every 6 couples suffers from infertility.
Unfortunately, many conservative people in our country believe that infertility is only a woman problem but that is not true, research shows that in one-third of the couples the female is infertile, in one-third of the couples the male is infertile, and in the remaining one-third both partners are infertile or some external factor is to blame.
Studies have shown that infertility is caused by women in 40-50% cases and caused by men in 30/40% cases; this means that although women are more susceptible to infertility, there is a large possibility that the man is infertile. Now one may ask as a woman, why do I need to know about male infertility? Well it’s simple, as a couple if you are unable to conceive then it is important to know that either of you could be the contributing factor, in which case one needs to identify what the problem is and then look for solutions, instead of just thinking the problem is definitely with the woman and aimlessly making multiple trips to your gynecologist.
Common causes of infertility in men
Common causes for infertility in women
Infertility for women can be caused by issues that are different from men like ovulation problems (production of eggs), fallopian tube blockages, any abnormalities in the uterus, pelvic adhesions, early menopause, cancer treatment etc. Some other non-biological reasons may also include obesity, alcohol and tobacco consumption etc. For more details on infertility in women please read this blog: How to deal with infertility in women?
Infertility is a curable condition. All you need is some medication and some basic lifestyle changes to get there. These basic lifestyle changes include quitting smoking, drinking and any sort of drugs; practicing meditation, yoga and exercising; limiting caffeine consumption etc.
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