Did you ever wonder, what is Infertility?

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Most couples who didn't get the chance to conceive despite trying very hard often ask questions such as - What is infertility? Am I infertile? Will I ever have a child? Most couples often have a very limited view on infertility. They only see infertility as a condition wherein they are unable to conceive a child. Often, they think that problem is either with that of the egg of the female, the sperm of the male or both.
However, infertility can be much more complicated than that. Technically, infertility is defined as not being able to conceive a child despite frequent sexual intercourse and the absence of birth control methods. Also, infertility has different kinds. Primary infertility is the case wherein the couple has yet to have a child; they have never conceived a child ever.
Secondary infertility is the case involving a couple that has already conceived a child but is unable to bear a child again after that. Infertility relating to the egg of the female and the sperm of the male also has different aspects. For males, the sperm may not be able to function adequately. There is also a possibility that the male's sperm count might be low. For females, it is most likely that they are prone to underdeveloped egg cells. And infertility is not just about the eggs and the sperm; it includes other parts of the reproductive system. In males, it can also involve the scrotum or testes. The parts of their reproductive system may be underdeveloped, may be injured or may have problems such as inflamed veins. In females, infertility may have been triggered by some issues in the reproductive cycle of the female or her ovary.
Infertility in both genders may also have a connection with the hormones engaged in the reproductive cycle. All the aforementioned reasons and more are possible reasons behind infertility. All couples must be aware of the possible scenarios so that they can address their infertility problems. Couples also have misconceptions regarding infertility. They often believe in myths, misleading them. One such myth is that it is only the women that have problems with infertility. However, this is not the case; around one third of infertility conditions are due to problems with the reproductive system of the male gender. Another myth is that only physiological concerns are the source of infertility. In a sense, this is true.
However, the physiological state of a person is often affected by external factors such as smoking, alcohol, stress and the likes. Even things such as wearing too tight clothes can have an effect on the reproductive system of a person. Another misconception is that infertility can be treated easily. Although in some cases, it may be possible but in other cases, infertility can be the outcome of a very serious problem. It is thus essential for couples to have an in-depth understanding of infertility including its possible causes, effects, treatments and costs.

Connie Mather is an infertility expert. For more great information on infertility levels , visit http://www.forumoninfertility.com .

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