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1 out of 8 women have difficulty conceiving

Last reviewed by: Aleksey Portnov , medical expert, on 20.05.2018
11 July 2016, 11:45

A team of specialists from the UK noticed that infertility is a fairly common problem, and most people hide their problems from loved ones and generally prefer not to communicate on this topic. Studies have shown that 1 out of 8 women in the modern world have problems with conception, by the way, a strong half of humanity also suffers from similar problems, albeit a little less often - 1 in 10 men have problems in this area.

After several studies, scientists found that people suffering from infertility are slow to seek medical help. Nowadays modern medicine can work wonders, however, most people refuse to voice the existing problems, maybe they are embarrassed or unwilling to seem sick, and scientists do not exclude the financial side of the issue (infertility treatment is quite expensive).

Experts say that people over 35 years old often suffer from problems with conception, before this age, according to scientists, conceiving and giving birth to a child is much easier. Every year the probability of becoming happy parents decreases. Also in the course of the study, scientists noted an interesting fact - people with high incomes are more likely to suffer from infertility, in comparison with the poorer segments of the population, the reasons for this division remain unknown.

But the development of infertility can contribute to 2 factors - sexual dissatisfaction and depressive states. As research has shown, young girls who remained dissatisfied with their partner or suffered from various depressive disorders were more likely to have difficulty conceiving and bearing. Specialists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine intend to continue research and establish the physiological causes of the so-called "depressive infertility."

Scientists also noted that men can also suffer from infertility, difficulties with conception are experienced by men over 35, at a younger age such problems are much less common. As can be seen, the situation with both male and female infertility is approximately the same, but especially the doctors was surprised by the fact that knowing their problem, people did not hurry to get medical help. Experts once again reminded that modern medicine today is able to help in this matter, and here, as well as in other cases, the main thing is not to miss the time.

Recently, researchers from various American companies have tested drugs to treat infertility in men. According to scientists, new drugs improve the composition and properties of sperm - in this case, IVF can become for men almost the only way to conceive a child. Sperm for IVF will be passed through filters on special equipment, and injected into the uterus. According to scientists, this approach will increase the probability of conception up to 99% and already now experts have recognized this method as the most promising, but it will not be used in medical practice until 4 years later, since scientists have to conduct a number of tests.

It is important to know!

Artificial insemination (insemination) is the introduction of alien genetic material in the form of sperm in the genital tract of a woman for the purpose of her pregnancy. Read more..

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