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.

 

 

IVF Success Rates

Factors that Predict the Outcome of IVF

IVF Treatment and Female Age

IVF and Previous Pregnancy or Live Birth

Live Birth Following Unsuccessful IVF

Alcohol, Smoking and Caffeine Effect on Assisted Reproduction 

 

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