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Causes of Fertility in Women

Conditions affecting a woman’s fertility can include:

  • Ovulatory problems
  • Damage to the fallopian tubes
  • Endometriosis
  • Conditions affecting the uterus
  • A combination of factors
  • No identifiable reason.

 Other factors that may play a part include:

  • Age – female fertility declines sharply after the age of 35
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Gynaecological problems such as previous ectopic pregnancy or having had more than one miscarriage
  • Medical conditions such as diabetes, epilepsy, and thyroid and bowel diseases
  • Lifestyle factors such as stress, being overweight or underweight, and smoking.

Causes of Infertility in Men

Conditions that may result in infertility include:

  • Low sperm count or quality
  • Problems with the tubes carrying sperm
  • Problems getting an erection
  • Problems ejaculating

Other factors that may play a part in infertility include:

  • Having had inflamed testes (orchitis)
  • A past bacterial infection that caused scarring and blocked tubes within the epididymis as it joins the vas
  • Having received medical treatment such as drug treatment, radiotherapy or surgery – for example to correct a hernia, undescended testes or twisted testicles
  • Genetic problems
  • Diabetes
  • Lifestyle factors such as being overweight or having a job that involves contact with chemicals or radiation.