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What is Infertility?
It is the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. Infertility is also referred to situations where a woman either fails to conceive or carry a full term pregnancy. When a couple fails to conceive a child even after a year of unprotected sex, is likely to be infertile.
How common is infertility?
It is estimated that nearly 10%-15% of the couples suffer from Infertility Related Issues in their reproductive year. Most of them are even unaware about their problems until they try to plan a baby.
What are the types of infertility?
Infertility is mostly categorized as
Primary Infertility – Where a couple has never had a child before.
Secondary infertility– A couple who already has children but their fertility has been impaired lately generally due to medical reasons.
What are the causes of infertility?
There might be numerous causes
How does a fertility specialist diagnose infertility?
The Fertility Experts investigates both partners with the help of a series of test and diagnostics X-rays. The couples are talked with to know more about their past medical history, psychological well-beings and relationships. Blood test, ultrasound, laparoscopy, hysterosalphingogram etc may be prescribed to diagnose Female Infertility . Semen testing, blood tests etc. may be recommended in case of male infertility issues.
What is Assisted Reproductive Technology(ART)?
It is a method to help infertile couples have a baby. There are different procedures that a fertility expert can suggest the couples based on their problems, age and their medical history. Some of them are IVF, IUI and ICSI Treatment .
How successful is ART?
Different factors may affect the success of ART, like
- The age of the couple
- The reason behind the infertility
- The mode of treatment
ART does not guarantee conception and successful delivery. But it certainly increases the chances of conception for couples who otherwise did not had any chance to have a baby.