WHAT IS INFERTILITY
What do you mean by Infertility ?
Infertility is a condition where the female partner of a couple is not able to conceive or get pregnant despite having unprotected sex for more than a year. This is the general definition of infertility.
Infertility doesn’t always mean that the male or the female partners are sterile. Some couples have had a child naturally at some point in time but may find it difficult to conceive a second time. According to statistics, infertility affects around 10% of women between 20 to 44 years of age.
Infertility Symptoms in Male and Female can be due to many causes. It could be because of a problem with either the male or the female partner or it could be because of a cause affecting both. In around 20% of infertility cases, both partners have fertility issues, while in 15% of couples; no cause can be found despite extensive investigations. This phenomenon is called Unexplained Infertility.
Relation between Age & Infertility
The most fertile period of a woman‘s life is when she is in her twenties. With increasing age fertility decreases.
In the case of men, their testosterone levels fall, as they grow older. Another fact observed in men growing older is the change in the volume of semen and concentration and quality of sperm.
A healthy couple, younger than 30 years of age and having an active sexual life without any contraception has a 25 – 30% chance of conceiving on a monthly basis.