When a couple is struggling with infertility, the most urgent question on their minds is why. Infertility as a diagnosis is determined by the length of time you have been attempting to get pregnant. Primary infertility is diagnosed when a couple has failed to conceive after a year of unprotected sex. Secondary infertility is diagnosed when a couple is unable to conceive again after previously having one or two children.
Infertility is a broad concept, however, and answering the specific why in your case will required looking a little deeper at the underlying factors. There are many medical conditions and diseases that can impact fertility in both men and women. It is important to know that you are not alone. Problems with fertility affect about one in six men and women of reproductive age. Contemporary infertility medicine has a good understanding of most of these conditions, and there are some highly effective treatments and interventions available which can help most couples eventually conceive.
What should you do?
If you are worried about your ability to conceive, the best thing you can do is to be aware of the risks, and seek help early. If meet the following conditions, you should visit an infertility specialist:
- If you are a woman under 35 years of age and have been unsuccessful getting pregnant after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse.
- You are a woman over 35 and have been trying to conceive for over six months.
- You have undergone two or more miscarriages.
- You or your male partner have been diagnosed with a medical condition-listed above.
Being diagnosed with infertility can be diva-stating, but it is only the first step towards getting help and finding out what is actually going-on. Arriving at an answer will often require an in-depth investigation and careful testing. Information is power.
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A-41, Chander Nagar, Janakpuri West
(Near Janakpuri West Metro Station)
New Delhi – 110 058 (India)
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