1.What is Infertility?
Infertility is difficulty in conceiving a pregnancy. We consider a couple to have infertily if they have not conceived despite regular intercourse without using birth control, for atleast a year. However, this does not mean that they have not conceived later on, even without traetment.
2.Is infertility a male or a female problem?
In the past, Infertility was commanly considered to be solely of a female problem. It is now recognised that a couples' infertility is just as likely to slim from promlems.In the male partner, 40% of cases are found to stem from female factors and 40% from male factors. In 10% of couples, infertility factors are found in both man and woman. In the remaining 10%, the infertility remains unexplained after testing.Because either or both may be involved, it is imported to test both the man and the woman before starting treatment. No matter what the cause, most treatments required the active participation of both partners.
3. If I had a baby once, can I be infertile now?
Yes, Secondly infertility is the name given whenthe problem arises in a couple who have been able to get pregenant in the past. Sometimes a new facrtor, such as infection or a going process make it more difficult for a couple to conceive.
4. Is Infertility becoming more common?
Yes, there has been a major increase in the proportion of couples who are infertile because of delayed marriages and environmental factors.
5. Does age affect fertility?
In general, women's fertility begins to decline gradually after 30, with a steep drop between 35 and 45. This means that, an average, it takes longer for an older woman to conceive.
6. Does stress cause infertility?
Stress is recognized primarily as a result, rather than a cause of fertility problems. However, there is evidence that stress can have a negative impact on sperm and egg production.