Infertility occurs in many couples around the world. It is believed that about 14% of couples face infertility problems. According to worldwide statistics, 2 million married couples face infertility problems and, unfortunately, this number is growing every year. It’s important to note that infertility is not a disease and can occur in perfectly healthy men and women. The term “infertility” only means that there was no pregnancy in specific partners over time.
The diagnosis of infertility
Infertility’s diagnosed in the absence of pregnancy after one year of regular sexual intercourse without contraception. According to research on fertile couples, approximately 30% of healthy couples conceive within the first 3 months of intercourse, 60% after 6-7 months, and the 10% within 8-12 months.
Female Infertility Causes
Infertility in women is divided into primary and secondary infertility.
Primary infertility occurs when a couple that has never achieved pregnancy before is unable to after 12 months of trying to conceive.
Secondary infertility occurs when a couple has achieved pregnancy before but is now unable to.
A woman can be infertile for many reasons.A common cause of infertility is an ovarian cyst. Another common cause is a disease of the fallopian tubes causing tubal infertility (tubal factor). Also worth mentioning is functional cervical factor infertility, which occurs when a woman’s cervical mucus does not favorably interact with sperm. These are other causes of infertility are listed below.
|Form of infertility||Cause of infertility||Prevalence|
|Pipe (tubal factor)||obstruction or absence of the fallopian tubes||30-35%|
|Peritoneal (tubal-peritoneal factor)||adhesions in the pelvic cavity||20-25%|
|Fallopian (uterine factor)||pathology of the uterus, uterine malformations, uterine hyperplasia||2-3%|
|Endocrine (endocrine factor)||disruption of ovulation and implantation||30-35%|
|Infertility, explained endometriosis||adhesions in the pelvic cavity toxicity, preventing implantation||8-10%|
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