What causes infertility?

Infertility is not always a woman's problem. Among couples that seek medical treatment, 20% conceive before the treatment actually begins and 50% conceive within two years from starting treatment. Studies show that anxiety may be one of the reasons contributing to the fertility problem, so contacting a doctor and counseling helps. Studies show that in 32% of cases the problems are associated in the male partner and in 32% of cases, the causes are associated with the female partner. 17% of cas...
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7 Tips to increase fertility for men

It takes two to create a baby. If your sperm is not strong or healthy enough to reach or penetrate the egg, there will be no fertilisation process, and hence your partner will not be able to conceive. Some problems, ranging from genetics and hormonal factors to lifestyle and environmental exposures may cause male infertility. You must have and maintain an erection, possess the adequate amount of sperm that moves in the correct way and has good sperm quality to fertilize the egg off your partn...
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4 Keys to preventing infertility in men

The inability of couples to conceive or become pregnant is a problem that is raising its ugly head far too much in the near past and present. The percentage of couples facing infertility is growing by the day. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without use of contraceptives. Earlier, infertility was considered to be a women-centric however problem, Studies have shown that in 32% of cases there are problems associated with the male partner, ...
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6 Myths about fertility

The continuation of life is a natural instinct for any organism. This is probably why you hear so many myths about fertility.  Some of these are rooted in scientific facts, while others are quite ridiculous. The myths about both male and female fertility are very common and may cause undue concern and problems. Here are the top 6 fertility myths debunked: You cannot get pregnant after the age of 35 As menopause approaches, infertility does decline because the female is born with all the e...
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Different stages of an IVF treatment

In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an effective method to conceive a child if you are facing unexplained infertility. In this method, your egg is fertilised with your partner’s sperm outside your womb in a petri dish. IVF can be a lengthy process if you opt to go for it and it's only important that you have a fair idea of its various stages. The various stages of an IVF Treatment The IVF treatment tends to vary from couple to couple, depending on the kind of problem you are facing. Before th...
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IVF process: 4 steps to getting pregnant

IVF stands for in vitro fertilisation. The basic process starts by removing your egg cells from your body and also taking sperm cells from your partner or a sperm donor. Your egg cells are fertilised in a laboratory after which your embryo is placed into either your uterus or a surrogate mother’s uterus. The decision on whether to use a surrogate mother or not is taken based on your chances of getting pregnant. For example, if you have uterine fibroids, a surrogate mother may be used as your cha...
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6 ways to boost fertility

Sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy food habits can take a toll on your fertility. Hectic work schedules combined with an unhealthy diet is among the leading causes of infertility among both men and women. Cut down on your unhealthy habits and start maintaining a proper lifestyle so that your reproductive health is not compromised and you can conceive successfully when you wish to. You can start by making simple changes in your daily activities. These will surely go a long way in boosting your fer...
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Male infertility tests and diagnosis

Most infertile couples, usually have more than one cause of infertility. Therefore, they have not managed to conceive even after a year of trying. Men who have issues that may result in infertility, do not show any signs or symptoms and need to get tested. In some cases, the cause of infertility may not be identified. Diagnosing male infertility involves: A clinical examination with a complete medical history physical examination- to rule out any physical cause for infertility or clinical...
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Common causes of infertility in women

Infertility can be defined as a medical condition that is characterized by the inability to conceive even after one year of trying. The process of conception involves the release of an egg from the ovary and fertilization of this egg by a sperm. You need to have open fallopian tubes through which the sperm will swim to meet the egg and fertilize it. The fertilized egg will then travel through the fallopian tube to implant in the uterus. A problem in any of these steps can cause infertility. S...
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Common causes of male infertility

Male infertility could be the result of many conditions and often the only symptom is the inability to conceive a child. The following aspects of male fertility are important: Your sperm should be healthy. This means that at least one of your testicles must be functioning normally and the levels of the hormones in your body must be normal. The passage of your sperms into the semen should be free from obstructions Your sperm count should be normal which is at least > 15 million sperm /...
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