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can infertility be a common problem?
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00daphne00 - September 3

is infertility a common problem to us, women and might be to men as well?


yen - September 3

uhmmm... aha.... i know for sure that it is commonly known us women, i just don't know about the men...


margie - September 3

well, i would agree with yen, almost all of my girl friends have that common probs.


deborah - September 3

yes, about 10% of women or 6.1 million in the US ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or even staying pregnant. that's a study shows according to CDC.


phoebe - September 3

yeah, infertility is a common problem usually badly treated...


marci - September 3

i don't think so, maybe it was just statistically but majority isn't that way!


felicia - September 3

about 1 in 10 couples are sub-fertile, it's an estimation. the inability to conceive after 2 years of trying. darn, ain't a great feeling of having a family.


dianne - September 3

oh my! well, it is actually a very common problem like for women, this is actually caused by inflammation of fallopian tube, ovulation disorders and could be an early menopause.


dorphie - September 3

this isn't going to be common only for women, it is definitely applicable to men too. certain causes are improper shape and movement of the sperm, no sperms in the testicles, low sperm count, having varicocele and
undescended testicle.


harvey - September 3

hey man, additional to that is the deficiency of testosterone, some infection and even problems in ejaculation. uhhh, that's too much for men.
what i thought before was actually wrong. men can be one big problem for couples who can't have child.


betsy - September 3

that would actually answers the question if infertility is only for women, it's both sides. about one third of men have this kind of problem too.


loyd - September 3

men could also be infertile when they have other damage to their reproductive system block the sperm. sometimes a man is born with the problems that affect his sperm. sometimes, this trigger when a man is having a problem of past illness or injury like cycstic fibrosis.


girl2woman - September 3

this would be a nice topic to open up... i would definitely make a thread of this about men since my husband has this kind of problem...


felicia - September 7

yes of course, infertility is an issue that is common slightly suffered by both men and women in generally. and mind you, this is a common problem to married couples as well.


monikadavid - May 31

It is actually not that true in my opinion. I feel like it is common in both. It is just that people talk much less about female infertility. A lot of men don't even want to get tested. I have seen a lot of hesitation amongst men to talk about this issue. Whereas females are more open about their infertility problems. I guess this has the society has framed us now. Although now I do see a lot of posts regarding it so I am hoping that things are changing. However, it is true that male infertility if not that severe can be treated. Doctors usually give supplements mainly consisting of vitamins and medicines. The clinic I am visiting for my treatment does let us know that they don't continue straight away with the treatment. Instead, they first check the sperm quality. If it is not good then the doctors do give medicines to improve the quality whihc takes about 4 months. I hope I was able to help answer your question. Good luck to all trying.


monikadavid - May 31

much less about male infertility*


Elsa28 - June 2

Yeah Infertility is a common problem nowadays. It's really a pathetic situation which is so hard to deal with. Infertility takes a lot out of a woman. I was facing infertility due to cervix incompetence disease. I wasted 10 years in trying to conceive. I always wanted to give birth to baby and to be a mother. My husband was not agreed first with me to give birth by unnatural ways. Later, he too wanted babies badly. I was really happy. We tried IVF first but failed.Then, I decided to go for surrogacy. I wanted a baby and my husband supported me a lot. We went to the suggested clinic. We found our surrogate in the clinic. When she got pregnant the clinic provided us authority on baby. We are now blessed with a baby boy. I hope it would be helpful to others.



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