Barrenness in both women and men.Men can be infertile too. In fact, men and women are equally likely to have fertility problems.
According to the Office on Women’s Health , about one-third of infertility cases can be attributed to female infertility while men’s
problems account for another third of infertility cases.
Healthcare providers consider a couple infertile if they try but fail to get pregnant within one year. When the woman is older than 35,
the amount of time trying to conceive drops to six months for an infertility diagnosis. In women over 40, immediate evaluation is
warranted. Infertility does not include miscarrying or being unable to carry a baby to childbirth.
Causes of infertility vary:
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.