Causes of Infertility in Women

 Causes of Infertility in Women
A woman who’s never been able to get pregnant will be diagnosed with primary infertility. A woman who’s had at least one successful pregnancy in the past will be diagnosed with secondary infertility. Infertility isn’t just a woman’s problem. Men can be infertile too. In fact, men and women are equally likely to have fertility problems.

Causes Of Infertility In Women

Ovulation disorders. These may be caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or another hormonal abnormality.
Blocked uterine tubes. A tube can be blocked as a result of pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, or surgery.
Gynecological conditions affecting the uterine cavity. These include chronic inflammation, intrauterine adhesions, uterine fibroids and polyps, or adenomyosis.

In some cases, the exact cause of infertility may remain unclear. But there are known risk factors for both male and female infertility.

Causes Of Infertility In Men

Too little sperm count. If a man’s semen contains fewer than 15 million sperm cells per milliliter, this may be not enough to conceive.
Low sperm motility. Sperms can be too slow to reach and fertilize an egg.
Abnormal sperm. Sperm cells can have defects that prevent them from fertilizing an egg.

What Can Lead To Infertility

• Age. This is the most important factor affecting fertility
• Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as gonorrhea and chlamydia
• Being underweight or overweight
• Smoking and drinking alcohol
• Chemotherapy and /or radiation therapy
• Exposure to certain chemicals
• Poor diet
• Chronic stress

Infertility Treatments

If you and your partner have been trying to get pregnant and haven’t been able to, you may wish to seek treatment. The type of treatment that’s recommended can depend on a variety of factors, including:

the cause of infertility, if known
how long you’ve been trying to conceive
your ages
the overall health of both you and your partner
the personal preferences of you and your partner, following consultation about your treatment options
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