Below are the answers to common questions about infertility.

What does infertility mean?

Infertility is a medical condition of a man or a woman’s reproductive system. A person is diagnosed with infertility when a couple performs regular and unprotected intercourse for about a year. It also applies to women who have experienced multiple miscarriages below the age of 35.

Who gets infertility?

As mentioned, infertility affects both men and women alike. About 30% of infertility is attributed to the female factor and 30% to the male factor. One-third of infertility cases can be caused by both the female factor and male factor.

What are the manifestations of infertility?

Typically, there are no evident manifestations of infertility. So, listening to what your body is saying and having regular meetings with your doctor will help you identify the problem. Early detection of infertility is critical to a successful pregnancy in the future.

What are the causes of infertility in men?

The general causes of infertility may include the following:

  • Low sperm production
  • Genetic factors
  • Diabetes
  • Chlamydia, mumps, gonorrhoea, or HIV
  • Enlarged veins of the testes

What symptoms do females experience with infertility?

Women may experience the following if they have infertility:

  • Pain during intercourse
  • Long, heavy, and painful menstruations
  • Pale or dark menstrual blood
  • Irregular periods
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Obesity

Is there a cure for infertility?

The cure for infertility depends on what causes it. However, some underlying conditions have no treatment. When a couple can’t achieve natural pregnancy, they can always opt for assisted reproduction through advanced technologies. Note that treatments may be expensive and may require time commitments.