Infertility is Common in Women and Men
Infertility is quite common in both women and men.
You are not alone if you are trying to conceive and have been unable to do so even after
Many babies are born every day to women who
previously had problems getting pregnant.
That is because infertility
in many cases is a perfectly treatable condition.
Before you even try to get pregnant it is a good idea to go to a
health care provider and discuss your pre-pregnancy health.
Some health problems can make getting pregnant more difficult.
Infertility seems to be more common in women who experience thyroid problems,
pelvic inflammatory disease, and irregular periods, among other disorders.
When a woman tries to get pregnant without success for a year
infertility is generally diagnosed.
This is not just a woman's problem, either.
Men can have fertility problems as well.
In some cases both the man and the woman may experience difficulties
respectivly impregnating or becoming pregnant.
If you are trying to concieve and it just is not happening see your doctor and find out why.
That goes for your partner too, if you check out as being healthy
with no problems detected in your reproductive system.
Infertility is not age or race specific.
It may affect women and men
of diverse health, age and racial backgrounds.
Infertility Problems for Women
For women, some common
reasons for infertility include:
The shape of her uterus makes it difficult for a fertilized egg to
Sperm can’t meet the egg because of blocked fallopian tubes.
The eggs are not of a good quality.
Endometriosis- this is the growth of endometrial tissue outside of
the uterus, causing pain, especially before and
The woman may not be ovulating (that is,releasing eggs).
Infertility Problems for Men
For men infertility is usually a sperm issue.
Here are some common issues:
The man has no sperm in his seminal fluid.
The seminal fluid itself may be too thick, and it is difficult for
the sperm to move around in it very easily.
The sperm may not be formed correctly.
The sperm may die before they reach the egg because the sperm cells
don’t move quickly enough.
The man may suffer from a low sperm count.
Female Infertility Treatment
Female infertility treatments usually involve the taking of medication.
The medications treat ovulation and hormone issues.
Be aware that there can be side effects to taking fertility medications.
Be sure to talk to your doctor about this.
Male Infertility Treatment
For men the treatment options include hormone treatment, medication and surgery.
Another man’s sperm could
be used if the man seeking to be a father has sperm that cannot fertilize an egg.
In Vitro Fertilization
There are other fertility options as well.
in vitro fertilization (IVF)
a woman takes medication to make several eggs ripen.
The eggs are removed and semen that has been collected from a man is joined with
the eggs in a labratory.
If some eggs have been fertilized, one or more of them is put into the woman's uterus.
If one or more of them implant in the wall of the uterus pregnancy occurs.
In the procedure of intrauterine insemination, sperm washing is done after collecting a man's semen.
This separates the healthy sperm from the rest of the semen.
The sperm then goes directly into the uterus and therefore closer to the egg.
This reduces the distance and time the sperm have
to travel to reach a viable egg.
If all fertilization possibilities have been exhausted without success
another option to consider is
There are many children needing and waiting for a loving, stable and nuturing family enviroment.
It is estimated that 140 million children worldwide are
orphaned and in desperate need of a family to call their own.
This number is equal to half the population of America.
For you and children like this to find each other could be the best thing to ever
happen to all of you.