Barrenness in both women & men. A diagnosis of infertility means you haven’t been able to get pregnant after a year of trying. If you’re a woman over 35, it means you haven’t been able to get pregnant.
What are risk factors for infertility?
- Age (over age 35 for women or over 40 for men).
- Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia.
- Excessive alcohol use.
- Exposure to environmental toxins, such as lead and pesticides.
- Radiation therapy or other cancer treatments.
How common is infertility?
An estimated 1 in 10 women between the ages of 15 and 44 have trouble conceiving. Women who have pregnancy problems may lose the baby:
- Before the 20th week of pregnancy (miscarriage).
- After the 20th week of pregnancy (stillbirth).
- Barrenness in both women and men
What are the types of infertility?
Types of infertility include
Infertility affects men and women equally. In couples experiencing infertility, approximately 35% is due to male factors, 35% is due to female factors, 20% of cases have a combination of both male and female factors, and the last 10% are unexplained causes.