Infertility is not always a woman’s problem there is also infertility in male & female both. 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 cases relate to both male & female partner and in 19% of cases the reasons are unexplained.
Male infertility is extremely complex to diagnose and cure. It is also tough to recognize at the early stage. Male fertility problems are majorly caused by abnormalities in sperm numbers, movement or shape. This problem can be evaluated by a semen analysis although the causes of many sperm problems is unknown.
Apart from being easier to understand as in majority of cases, in female infertility the problem is known. Female fertility problems commonly include:
19% of couples will have no reasonable cause for their infertility, including those experiencing secondary fertility. This happens when a couple goes through all the testing available & everything comes back clear. In the case of unexplained infertility it can be hard to figure out what to do next. Sometimes it could be as simple as a nutritional deficiency, inaccurate timing of sexual intercourse, low cervical mucous, or a pre-existing health issue. In such cases, it is important to cover all the basic and additional testing.
A normal fertile couple in their 20’s have on average a 25% chance of conceiving each month. If you’ve had more than a year of regular unprotected sexual relationship and you haven’t achieved pregnancy, it’s best to seek help. If not, a good strategy is to plan to have sexual relationship during the days the woman is ovulating. The fertile window is the six days that ends on the day of ovulation. Pregnancy is most likely to occur with intercourse within the 3 days before ovulation. (Ovulation occurs around 14 days before the menstrual period is due)
However, it is advisable to seek help early if you experience any of the below factors
A woman’s ability to conceive a child reduces with age. The younger you are the higher your chances of success. Hence it is advisable to seek medical help at the earliest.