Fertility type conditions


Fertility conditions may affect both men and women. In fact, approximately 33% of infertility cases occur from a combination of male and female factors. Additionally, approximately 10-15% of couples in the United States are infertile. Infertility is defined as not being able to become pregnant after at least one year of trying.
Approximately 40-50% of infertility cases are caused by female conditions. These include damage or blockage of the fallopian tubes, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and premature ovarian failure (POF).
The remaining infertility cases are caused by male conditions. These include sperm production problems, health and lifestyle factors, and overexposure to certain environmental elements.
Individuals affected by fertility conditions may be treated with medications and various medical technologies. However, these measures may help treat the symptoms without curing the underlying condition.

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