Infertility has caused breakup and divorce in marriages. It has caused untold sorrow among women and will become worst in the future due to some factors which are constantly increasing among young adults and teenagers. What is infertility? Infertility means not being able to get pregnant after at least one year of trying (or 6 months if the woman is within or below age 35).
Furthermore, If a woman keeps having miscarriages, it is also called infertility. Female infertility can result from age, physical problems, hormone problems, and lifestyle or environmental factors. Sometime, it can spring from the man she married. Men can be sterile as well as women and infertility in men is any health issue in a man that lowers the chances of his female partner getting pregnant.
Our major reason for writing this article is to buttress those factors that can cause infertility among women.
For any lady to get pregnant at least, she must have experienced these features which are proportional to fertility amongst women. They are:
- she must produce and release a healthy egg from one of her ovaries (ovulation).
- Her husband must produce viable sperm which can successfully fertilize the woman’s egg (fertilization).
- Her egg must travel through a fallopian tube toward the uterus (transportation).
- Her fertilized egg must attach to the inside of the uterus (implantation).
When the above is in order, then we can look at the following factors:
1.Hormonal factors: When hormone disorders are present, problems with ovulation can occur. The hormones that can cause sterility include; thyroid hormone, follicle stimulating hormone and so forth. Some abortion pills can retard or complete obliterate the functions of this hormone.
2. Gland issues: damage or inactivity of some glands like pituitary gland and thyroid gland can limit the time for conception.
3. Age as a big factor: Infertility due to age is one of the most common causes of female infertility. When a woman gets older, the number of her eggs decreases rapidly. Furthermore, the quality of her eggs also decreases which increases the chance of chromosomal abnormalities. Studies have shown that approximately 70% of miscarriages are due to chromosomal abnormalities.
4. Exposure to hot and radiative emission: too much exposure to some chemicals and toxins (for example, tobacco smoke, alcohol, marijuana, pesticides, radiation, and chemotherapy). Can cause either complete or partial infertility among women.
5. Hard drugs, contraceptive and abortion pills: certain medications used as contraceptive can cause (although, the effect usually is temporary but sometimes permanent damage) infertility among women.