Female InfertilityInfertility is a condition of the reproductive system that impairs the ability to achieve pregnancy. Primary infertility is the inability to conceive a child after regular intercourse for at least 1 year. Secondary infertility occurs in couples who have previously been pregnant at least once, but are unable to achieve another pregnancy.
Infertility affects men and women equally. About one-third of the cases are due to a male factor, one-third to the female and the remaining to the combination of both partners. Causes of infertility include a wide range of physical as well as emotional factors.
For a woman to be fertile, her reproductive organs must be healthy and functional. To conceive a child, the ovaries must release healthy eggs regularly and her reproductive tract must allow the eggs and sperm to pass into her fallopian tubes for a possible union 50% of the infertile cases are due to a problem in the woman. The problem could either be a hormonal one or an anatomical one or a pathological one. The most common causes of female infertility are listed here and each one is linked to a very simple explanation of the causes, the symptoms, the diagnostic tests and the treatment modalities.
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- Premature Ovarian Failure
- Poly Cystic Oravian (PCO)
- Disorders of Fallopian Tube
- Cervical Hostility
- Uterine Fibroids