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Exposing The Myths About Infertility

Although fertility treatments are becoming more and more common, there are still many myths surrounding infertility. The following list outlines some of the most commonly misunderstood facts about infertility and sets the record straight.

The 4 Most Misunderstood Facts About Infertility

1.Myth: infertility is a rare health condition

There are two definitions of infertility. One is primary infertility; when a couple has failed to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse. The other is secondary infertility; when the woman is older than 35 and the couple has been unable to conceive after trying for six months. Infertility is not a rare condition; 1 in 10 U.S. couples are infertile.

2.Myth: infertility is typically due to a problem with the woman

Couples should understand that the roots of infertility are shared almost equally by men and women. Additionally, the infertility problem is often in part, to do with both partners. The latter is usually referred to as mixed factor infertility. The important point is to get a diagnosis from a qualified fertility specialist.

3.Myth: most infertility problems are psychological, not physical

This could not be further from the truth. Infertility always has an underlying physical cause. Once this cause has been discovered, the couple can move on to finding out what the treatment options are. Therefore, couples must talk about infertility without laying blame on either party.

4.Myth: fertility treatments

Many people believe infertility treatments, such as IVF, are too expensive for most couples to consider.IVF treatments can be expensive, particularly for couples who need to go through more than one cycle. However, in truth, many couples find they are able to manage the cost to give have a chance to fulfill the dreams of having a family.

Many factors affect fertility

Each man and woman is different in terms of fertility levels. Fertility can also be impacted by lifestyle choices and environmental conditions. This is why couples should discuss concerns and questions with an experienced fertility doctor is important. That way each person will get the relevant information.

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