It is not the first time that on this blog we have addressed the problem of infertility in men and women. In this case, once again, we probe deeper into the subject with the intention of focusing on the latest developments in the field.
At Best Doctors we are convinced that we must never lose sight of the importance of new treatments and alternatives for those who want to have children, and now can not for a variety of reasons.
There are more and more options available
We must be aware of the extraordinary progress made in the last number of years. Without going into further detail, the average age of women in Western societies who become pregnant is much higher today than a few decades ago.
Thanks to the assisted reproduction technique, it has achieved something that seemed impossible - a field that is constantly evolving and creating new opportunities for those couples who had even given up the prospect of having a baby.
New clues on the interaction between egg and sperm
The finding revealed by a team of scientists at the Read more
Not so long ago, we saw in our post “Infertility, the biggest fear of many couples“, that this medical problem can have very different origins.
As a result, we must find out what causes the infertility problem in order to decide which treatment is best suited in each case.
The "tools" that medical professionals have at their disposal to combat infertility are the following:
Education and medical advice (it is perhaps the most important tool of all).
As we saw in the previous article, infertility is a major concern for couples of childbearing age. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to have as much information as possible as well as the guidance from a specialist.
Specific treatments such as:
Intrauterine insemination: assisted reproduction treatment through which previously selected sperm are placed inside the uterine cavity of women.
IVF: in this case, the union of egg and sperm takes place in a laboratory. 24 hours Read more
One of the main concerns of couples who want to have children is the possibility of having infertility problems that prevent them from fulfilling their great wish.
To deal with this situation, we should seek advice from a specialist in order to obtain an in-depth knowledge of the specific case of both partners to rule out diseases or problems, but also to find, to the extent possible, the most effective treatment or solution.
Definition and Causes
According to the definition of given by the World Health Organization, “infertility” is the inability of a sexually active couple, who does not use contraception, to achieve pregnancy within one year.
Contrary to popular opinion, infertility can occur in men as well as in women, and for very different reasons.
In the case of women fertility, problems are often linked to ovulation or to the Fallopian tubes.
- Ovulation problems
They may occur by anovulation: the altering of the ovulation as a result of ovarian dysfunctions making women incapable of producing eggs. Problems may also arise when ovulation exists, but it Read more