A couple may be considered infertile if, the woman is unable to become pregnant despite two years of regular sexual intercourse, without contraception.
Types of Infertility-
► Primary Infertility- Refers to the infertility in a couple who have never had a child.
► Secondary Infertility- Refers to failure to conceive following a previous pregnancy.
Infertility can be due to hormonal imbalance, sexually transmitted diseases, smoking, alcoholism or certain medications, but often there is no obvious underlying cause.
About 85-90% of infertility cases can be treated with conventional medical therapies such as medication or surgery. Treatment depends on the cause of infertility for couple. It may range from simple education and counseling, to the use of medicines that treat infections or promote ovulation, to highly sophisticated medical procedures such as in-vitro fertilization.
Although infertility itself does not cause physical illness, the psychological impact of infertility upon individuals or couples affected by it may be severe. Marital problems, including divorce, individual depression and anxiety are common. These problems can be treated with psychiatric counseling.
What is New in Infertility?
1. Low Sperm Count may Result in Other Problems and Not Just FertilityMen with low sperm count were found to be 1.2 times more likely to have greater body mass index (BMI), higher blood pressure, more "bad" (LDL) cholesterol, lower "good" (HDL) cholesterol, in a new study. Half the men with low testosterone had osteoporosis or low bone mass, a possible precursor to osteoporosis, as found on a bone density scan. Read More..
Latest Publications and Research on InfertilityMolecular Reproduction & Development Volume 80, Issue 4, April 2013 cover image. - Published by PubMed
The Use of Aromatase Inhibitors for Ovulation Induction and Superovulation. - Published by PubMed
Treatment of Iron-deficiency Anemia in Patients with Subclinical Hypothyroidism. - Published by PubMed
[Myomectomy.] - Published by PubMed
Prognostic factors for successful varicocelectomy to treat varicocele-associated male infertility. - Published by PubMed