Fertility

WHAT IS INFERTILITY

Infertility which could also mean inability to conceive or inability to get pregnant, Is the reason most couples or women visit gynecologists.  It is the reason most homes are in disarray today. 

A couple is said to be unable to get pregnant after 1 year of adequate unprotected sexual intercourse. Note that I said COUPLE. So it takes 2 people to get pregnant

About 80% couples will get pregnant within the first year of marriage, another 10% will by the second year, while 10% will remain without getting pregnant by the end of second year. This means that, out of 100 couples who get married, 80 of them will get pregnant by the end of the first year of marriage, another 10 will get married by second year. While only 10 will still be trying at the beginning of the 3rd year.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) gave incidence to be 1 out of 4 couples having infertility challenges worldwide.

Which means infertility is a very serious issue that needs serious attention.

It can be due to

1)Male factor – Problem from man in 30-40% of cases

2)Female Factor – Problem from the woman in 30-40% of cases 

3)Both – 10-20%

4) Unexplained – No explainable reasons for the Infertility – 10%

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