Infertility

Infertility might be a bitter pill to swallow, but it happens to the best of us. So what exactly is infertility and how can you overcome it? Let’s discover all things infertility…

All things infertility

A couple may be described as infertile when they have been trying to conceive for at least 12 months without success. Their attempts should have been done without the use of contraceptives or birth control. Around 10% of all American women under the age of 44 years old are believed to be infertile or have problems with trying to conceive. Roughly eight to twelve percent of couples across the world have problems with infertility. As many as 45-50% of infertility cases might stem from male genetics and fertility issues.

Although it might appear that way, infertility shouldn’t be blamed solely on men. Some women also have genetic problems that can cause infertility. Here’s a summary of some of the most common causes for infertility in both men and women.

What causes infertility in men?

The man culprit of infertility in men is semen and sperm. More often than not, the problem exists because the man’s sperm can’t effectively travel to meet the mature egg. This might be due to:

  • Low sperm count (anything less than 15 million is considered low)
  • Low sperm mobility or motility
  • Abnormally shaped sperm

 

Some men also have issues with producing sperm, which can be due to any one of the following causes:

  • Medical conditions
  • Overheated testicles
  • Ejaculation disorders
  • Hormonal imbalances

What causes infertility in women?

As with men, infertility in women can be caused by a range of factors. Some of the most common risk factors for infertility in women include:

  • Smoking
  • Age
  • Regular use of alcohol
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Eating disorders
  • Lack of proper nutrition in daily diet
  • Too little or too much exercise
  • Sexually transmitted diseases and infections
  • Exposure to chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, metals, and solvents
  • Mental stress

How you can learn more about infertility

Here at Kiddles, we’re real serious about helping our readers find the information they need when they need it most. We’ve dedicated a lot of our time to ensure you have what you need to take action and make a change in your life. That said, here’s a roundup of some great reads regarding infertility: