Infertility has many different possible causes, and these causes can be different for men and for women. In around 1/3 of cases of infertility, only the male has a medical issue. In another one-third of cases, the female has a medical issue causing fertility difficulties. In the remainder of situations where a couple has a difficult time becoming pregnant, both partners have a medical concern.
Male infertility is often caused by abnormal function of sperm or abnormal sperm production. There may also be issues with the delivery of sperm. For women, causes of infertility could include ovulation disorders, uterine or cervical problems, damage to the fallopian tubes or tube blockage, endometriosis, early menopause, thyroid problems, or pelvic adhesions.
Whatever the cause, it is important for both partners to undergo a medical exam when trying to get pregnant and having difficulty conceiving. A professional can identify all possible causes of infertility and can provide advice and assistance to a couple in trying medical interventions that could make it possible to conceive. Contact us for help.