- by Garbhagudi IVF Center (Kalyan Nagar)
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- Feb 09 2017
Risk factors of infertility
Infertility refers to disrupted reproductive health conditions related to both females and males, whereby a couple is not able to have a child of their own. For a woman, infertility is a condition where she is not being able to conceive after frequent unprotected sexual contacts; or when she is not being able to pass through a successful pregnancy and thus suffers from repeated miscarriages.
In males, infertility is the lack of potential to contribute towards a successful conception after regular sexual interactions with fertile female partners. However, it needs to be noted that a few failures in conception or some unsuccessful pregnancies, does not make an individual infertile.
A couple is said to be infertile only when the female partner fails to conceive after 12 months of repeated unprotected sex trials. Both male and female reproductive health status contributes towards the fertility quotient of couples. The following section discusses few of the causes in brief.
The highest risk of infertility
The following wrong life style choices, make individuals prone to infertility and therefore need to be avoided:
Use of tobacco and high alcohol consumption
Wrong use of drugs
Conditions that lead to overheating of testicles
Tumors, cancer growth, sickle cell anemia
Past pelvic, abdominal or vasectomy surgeries
Radiation therapy for cancer treatments
With age there is a comparative decline of fertility
Any form of Sexually transmitted infections
Thus, infertility in both males and females can be easily treated if proper measures are opted at the right time. In addition, individuals should also know that infertility treatments such as the common IVF procedures are not hugely expensive. These are rather cost effective and available with most health care and fertility centers across states in India.
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