By definition, infertility is an inability to become pregnant after having frequent, unprotected sex for at leas 12 months.
There are a lot of reasons a couple can experience infertility. Here are the most common causes.
Causes of Male Infertility
Common male fertility problems include:
•Oligiospermia — low sperm count or motility
•Azoospermia — the absence of sperm
•Structural blockages or abnormalities
Causes of Female Infertility
Men and woman are equally susceptible to fertility problems. Frequent causes for women include:
•Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a hormone disorder
•Endometriosis — when the endometrial tissue is outside of the uterus
•Luteal Phase Defect — caused by low progesterone secretion and other abnormalities
Age as a Factor
In the US, roughly 20% of women have their first child after they turn 35, making age a common fertility issue. As women age, the ability of their ovaries to release eggs for fertilization decreases.
At the same time, the eggs are less healthy, and make it more difficult for an embryo to grow. There is also an increased chance of miscarriage.
What You Can Do
Luckily, there are a wide variety of infertility medications and treatments that can improve your chances of becoming pregnant for most fertility issues. There are also some lifestyle chances you can make to increase your fertility.
One way to check the quantity of your eggs is by testing your follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), which is responsible for stimulating egg growth.
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