What is infertility                                                                                   

 
     
 

Infertility

 

Infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to conceive after one year of regular and unprotected sexual intercourse. Statistics showed that approximately 15% of couples who intend to get pregnant have difficulty in doing so, i.e., one in six couples have a fertility problem.


 
 
 

 

 

Causes for female infertility
Hormonal disorders
Ovulatory
Obstructed or dysfunctional fallopian tubes
Endometriosis
Abnormalities in shape, function and/or secretion of cervix
Infection of reproductive organs
Immunological
Causes for male infertility
Suboptimal sperm count, motility and morphology; azoospermia
Blocked vas deferens
Retarded spermatogenesis
Sexual dysfunction: incompetence, premature ejaculation
Infection of reproductive organs
Hormonal disorders
Immunological

Unexplained / Idiopathic infertility

 

Some couples cannot achieve a pregnancy without any obvious reasons.