Myths and Facts about Fertility

Myth 1:

  • Infertility in couples occurs only when there is a fault in a woman.

The Reality is 1/3 of infertility cases occur because of male factors, 1/3 because of female factors, and 1/3 by faults in both partners or by unknown causes.

Myth 2:

All couples should try for at least a year before seeing a fertility specialist

  • Usually, infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to conceive within a year of regular intercourse without using contraceptive methods. However, this is more of a guideline than a rule. Some couples need to seek medical help soon for eg

Women whose age is more than 35years, history of irregular periods, Fibroids, endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, or with repeated miscarriages.

Couples with a male history of surgery, infection, or trauma to the genitals