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Fertility IVF Specialist

Infertility Facts

  • Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the ability to reproduce.

  • The inability to have a child (impaired fecundity) affects 10-15% of women in the reproductive-age population. 

  • Infertility affects women and men equally.

  • Twenty-five per cent of infertile couples have more than one factor that contributes to their infertility.

  • In 40 per cent of infertile couples, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing cause of infertility.

  • Irregular or abnormal ovulation accounts for approximately 25 per cent of all female infertility problems.

  • Eighty to Ninety per cent of infertility cases are treated with conventional medical therapies such as medication or surgery.

  • Assisted Reproduction Technology is vital for some patients (three to five per cent of infertility services).

  • Ten to fifteen per cent of all infertile women are either weighing too little or too much.

  • In women with body weight disorders it is possible to reverse their infertility by attaining and maintaining a healthy weight.

  • Smoking decreases fertility in men and women. 

  • Smoking increases the miscarriage risk in pregnant women.

  • Smoking causes or contributes to 10-15 per cent of female infertility.       

  • Chlamydia causes infertility.

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