Infertility in Women and Men
Stats in the US indicate that 11.9% of women have received some form of infertility treatments or fertility services in their lifetime. And that approximately 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining pregnancy.
As defined at Resolve.org,
Infertility is a disease that results in the abnormal functioning of the male or female reproductive system. The World Health Organization, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recognize infertility as a disease.
Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse (six months if the woman is over age 35) or the inability to carry a pregnancy to live birth.
The following steps have to happen for a couple to conceive a child:
- Ovulation, which happens when the woman’s body releases a mature egg from one of her ovaries.
- The egg must travel through the Fallopian tube on its way to the uterus or womb.
- A healthy sperm must join with or fertilize the egg along the way.
- Implantation: The fertilized egg must attach itself to the walls of the uterus.
Infertility usually occurs when there is a problem with one or more of these steps.
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What causes infertility?
About a third of the cases of infertility are as a result of a problem or medical condition that the woman has. Another third of infertility cases can be traced back to the man. There are also instances in which infertility is as a result of both male and female causes. In a small number of cases, the cause of infertility is unknown.
Any condition affecting the Fallopian tube, uterus or ovaries can cause infertility in women. A woman needs to release a mature egg, or ovulate, in order to conceive a child. Conditions that can affect ovulation include:
– Polycystic ovarian syndrome: This is a condition that interferes with ovulation. It is the most common cause of infertility in women.
– Functional hypothalamic amenorrhea: This is absent periods due to excessive emotional or physical stress.
– Diminished ovarian reserve: This refers to the reduced ability of the ovaries to produce eggs. It can be due to medical, surgical, congenital or unexplained causes.
– Premature ovarian insufficiency: This happens when a woman’s ovaries fail before she is 40 years old.
– Menopause: This is the age-appropriate decline in a woman’s ovarian function.
Infertility can also occur if the woman’s fallopian tubes are swollen or blocked. Anatomic abnormalities of the uterus, such as fibroids, can also cause infertility.
A woman’s risk of infertility increases if she is older, smokes or drinks excessively, gains or loses a lot of weight, or is too physically or emotionally stressed. Medical conditions that increase the risk of infertility in women include painful periods, irregular periods, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and having more than one miscarriage.
Fertility in men is determined by the number of sperm they produce, the movement of the sperm and their shape. Abnormalities are revealed through a semen analysis. Factors that can lead to abnormal semen analysis include:
– Environmental factors such as exposure to lead and toxins.
– Medical conditions such as diabetes, testicular failure, and cystic fibrosis. Men may also have an abnormal sperm analysis due to treatment with radiation or chemotherapy.
– Varicoceles, which is a condition that causes a man’s testicles to enlarge and overheat.
– Unhealthy habits such as smoking, drinking, testosterone supplementation, and use of anabolic steroids or illicit drugs.