(03) 9848 4262

youssif@bigpond.net.au

(03) 9848 4262

youssif@bigpond.net.au

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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