Infertility is a condition that has affected around 10 to 14 percent of the Indian population. One out of six couples in the urban areas is affected by infertility problems. Infertility problems occur in both men and women. Approximately 50 percent of infertility cases are contributed by female infertility problems.
Usually, couples who have unprotected sex twice a week are able to become pregnant within a year. Infertility means not being able to get pregnant even after having unprotected sex for months.
There are many causes for infertility which can be solved by medical interventions.
What are the causes of female infertility?
The main causes for female infertility are- problems of ovulation (hormonal imbalances such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, PCOS), damages in fallopian tubes, presence of fibroid in the uterus, and problems in the cervix.
Aging has a greater impact on female infertility. As women grow older, ovulation (the process of developing and releasing eggs) becomes slower and ineffective. The chances of getting pregnant is low for the women after the age of 30 and the pregnancy rates become very low as a women reach the age of around 44 years of age.
What are the symptoms of female infertility?
The primary symptom of infertility is the inability to get pregnant. Other than that infrequent ovulation or absence of periods for several months is a main symptom of infertility. Infrequent ovulation may be a cause of body stress, eating disorders, obesity or hormonal abnormalities.
When to seek the help of a doctor?
What are the treatment options for female infertility?
Treatment depends upon a person's infertility evaluation. Some causes of infertility have specific treatment. However, the common treatments for female infertility are as follows:
Can female infertility be prevented?
Usually, there are no accurate ways to prevent female infertility which occur naturally. But surely there are certain steps which can help women to decrease the possibility of becoming infertile.
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