There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding fertility. That prevents couples from seeking treatment at the right time. Experts at one of the leading fertility clinics in Los Angeles, Pacific Reproductive Center, share some important facts about fertility so that you can make an informed decision.
WHAT IS INFERTILITY?
The World Health Organization defines infertility as a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. (WHO-ICMART glossary1)
HOW COMMON IS INFERTILITY?
More couples experience infertility issues than you would think. 1 in 8 couples are said to be struggling with conception. If you have been trying to get pregnant without success, see a fertility specialist at a good fertility clinic, such as Pacific Reproductive Center in Los Angeles.
CAN MEN BE INFERTILE TOO?
Women and men experience infertility issues equally.
Infertility for women under 35 – Inability to become pregnant after one year of trying without success
Infertility for women over 35 – Inability to become pregnant after six monthsof trying without success
WHAT CAUSES INFERTILITY?
The most common causes of infertility in women are Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and other ovulation disorders, blockage of the fallopian tubes and diminished ovarian reserve (egg supply).
The most common causes of infertility in men are hormonal imbalances, low sperm count, abnormal sperm shape, and poor sperm movement (motility).
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you have been trying long enough (as per the above guidelines), consult an experienced fertility specialist at a good fertility clinic, such as Pacific Reproductive Center in Irvine and Los Angeles.
To know more or to schedule an appointment, call Pacific Reproductive Center fertility clinic in Irvine and Los Angeles at 866-423-2645 or visit pacificreproductivecenter.com.