MISCONCEPTIONS ON INFERTILITY

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The concept of fertility is treated with a lot of prominence in our societies today. More than the ability to procreate, it is judged as an overall competence of a human being. With an increasing incidence of infertility owing to the changing lifestyle and environmental factors, it has become a common disorder. Most of the infertility cases reported worldwide are treatable with a high success rate. It is the misconceptions surrounding the disorder that makes it look like an impending doom.

Most of the people are unaware of the prevalence of infertility on mankind today. It is always better to watch out for irregularities that serve as a sign of infertility. Every 1 in 10 couples are said to have some kind of fertility issues of varying intensities. So, this should not be taken lightly and any issues witnessed should be treated soon. The thought that infertility won’t happen to us is just wishful thinking. It can occur to anyone.

Even couples already having a child and trying for another can face infertility issues. This is known as secondary infertility. So, the fact that you already have a child doesn’t mean infertility wouldn’t affect you. Infertility is not only the inability to conceive, it is also the inability of having a successful pregnancy. To be more precise, miscarriages also come under the tag of infertility. Every pregnancy has a 10% chance of miscarriage. But regular miscarriages can point to infertility.

Age and body fitness are ideal factors of a healthy pregnancy. But the fact that you are younger or in great shape doesn’t mean you cannot be infertility. Infertility issues such as damages to fallopian tubes in female infertility, does not depend on age or fitness. Though an age between 20 years and 30 years are apt for conceiving in women, it doesn’t guarantee success always. Another misconception about infertility is that female infertility is more prevalent. This is absolutely false as male and female infertility cases are found to be equal, globally.

Men’s fertile age is also a subject to misconception. Earlier belief that men are fertile every age is wrong. Fertility of men decreases from the age of 40. Babies born to men below that age are said to have many health disorders like schizophrenia. Another misconception regarding male fertility is the reversal of vasectomy. People believe vasectomy reversals are rarely successful, which is not true. It can be reversed with a high success rate according to reports available.