Fertility is the ability to conceive children. Infertility is often thought of as a female concern, but in fact in a third of cases it is because of male problems as well.
The risk factors for both male and female infertility are the same. These include:
Age : fertility declines with age and the risk of miscarriage is greater for older women
Medical conditions : genetic problems, gynaecological problems, low sperm count, diabetes
Occupational and environmental risks
Multiple sex partners : leads to sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
Lifestyle : smoking, stress, overweight or underweight
A lot of couples are actually suffering from unsuccessful conception and they do not know where to find help in order to have their own baby.
If you are diagnosed with infertility your doctor might suggest you the IVF treatment. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment involves the fertilisation of an egg (or eggs) outside the body.
The treatment can be performed using your own eggs and sperm, or using either donated sperm or donated eggs, or both.
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