No more whispering | Talking about the infertility taboo
Dr. Mala Raj, Firm Hospitals
Infertility is the inability of a person to conceive through natural means. To become pregnant, the complex processes of ovulation and fertilization need to work just right. For some people, infertility problems can be present from birth (congenital defects in the uterus) or something can go wrong during their lifetime that leads to infertility.
The reasons for infertility can involve one or both partners. In general:
In about one-third of cases, the cause of infertility involves only the male
In about one-third of cases, the cause of infertility involves only the female.
In the remaining cases, the cause of infertility involves both the male and female, or no cause can be identified.
Causes of male infertility
Causes of male infertility may include:
Abnormal sperm production or function
Problems with the delivery of sperm.
Overexposure to certain chemicals and toxins,
Damage related to cancer and its treatment,
Causes of female infertility
Causes of female infertility may include:
Uterine or cervical abnormalities
Fallopian tube damage or blockage,
Primary ovarian insufficiency,