Do you know 1 in every 10 Indian couples may suffer from infertility? As per the Indian society of Assisted Reproduction-10-14% of Indian population suffers from infertility. The rate is higher in urban areas-cities-where 1 in every 6 couples may struggle with infertility. The number can be more than 27.5 million couples.
What really does infertility involve?
Infertility in simple words mean not being able to conceive or get pregnant after a year of marriage. It may also mean not being able to stay pregnant full term despite being able to conceive.
Pregnancy happens when….
Problem in any of these 4 steps can cause infertility.
Is woman only responsible for infertility?
Surely not! Any one or both can have problems that may cause infertility. Approx. 1/3 of infertility cases are caused due to problems in women. The other 1/3, men are responsible. And the remaining percentage of cases are caused by the combination of men and women problems or by unknown/unidentified problems.
What could be the possible signs of infertility in women?
What may be the likely causes of infertility in women?
Problems with ovulation may be one of the causes of infertility. The rupturing of egg causes periods. Periods being irregular means less production of eggs i.e. ovulation. Problems in ovulation may be caused by-
PCOS- polycystic ovarian syndrome. It is a situation of imbalance of hormone in the body that interferes with normal ovulation. It can be the prime cause of female infertility.
POI- primary ovarian insufficiency. POI should not be confused with menopause. POI is a situation when a women’s ovaries stops functioning before the age of menopause i.e. 40 years.
Other causes could be-
Are there certain habits or things that can delay/prevent pregnancy in women?
Surely yes. A woman may not conceive due to the following factors…...
Is age a crucial factor in infertility?
Under- age and over-age are both crucial factors to sustain pregnancy. While India was struggling few decades back due to underage, now it has problems with over-age. Woman have become more career oriented today, and unfortunately the career graph matches with the fertility graph. Most women put off pregnancy in their 20s and then struggle with it when they are in their 30s and 40s.
Complications increase with the age…...
How can doctor treat infertility?
The doctor analyses the causes of infertility through various test. And as per the diagnosis, infertility is treated with medicine, surgery, artificial insemination (IUI-intrauterine insemination) or assisted reproductive technology (ART).
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