12 Mind-Blowing Stats Everyone Should Know About Infertility

Getting pregnant, if at all possible, is a lot harder than most people think. While about 60 percent of couples will conceive without medical assistance within six months of trying, one in eight couples are struggling with infertility issues. Infertility is commonly defined as the inability to get pregnant, or maintain a pregnancy, after adequately trying for 12 months (and in some cases for a full six months) without medical assistance. And while there is still so much we don’t really know about the condition, we do know that age, physical health and lifestyle choices can contribute to a person’s fertility, and we know that infertility affects men and women equally. A couple’s infertility is highly nuanced to the combination of both partners’ bodies, hormones and health issues, but the general fact of the matter is that infertility is a highly overlooked issue unless you are personally dealing with it. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, here are 12 statistics that will open your eyes to the condition. 7.4 Million The number of women between 15-44 in the United States who have difficulty getting and staying pregnant. That's 12 percent of all women, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 7.5 The estimated percentage of sexually experienced men who have reported seeing a fertility doctor at least once, the CDC reports.  40 The percentage of struggling couples in which the male partner contributes to...
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ConclusionsThe processes related to the differentially expressed proteins play important roles in fecundity and fecundability. The present study may reveal the cause of various endometrial aberrations as a limiting factor for achieving pregnancy in PCOS women.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 January 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Kamal M. Zahran, Waleed A. Mostafa, Ahmed M. Abbas, Mansour A. Khalifa, Gamal H. SayedAbstractObjectiveTo compare the effect of adjunctive use of cabergoline with clomiphene citrate (CC) in infertile polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients with normal prolactin level.Study designA randomized clinical trial (NCT 02644304).SettingAssiut University Hospital, Assiut, Egypt.Materials and methodsInfertile euprolactinemic PCOS patient were recruited and randomized in a 1:1 ratio to CC plus cabergoline or CC alone. All pati...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study showed that the pregnancy rate achieved with letrozole/estradiol valerate combination was significantly higher than with letrozole alone. This was attributed to the improvement of endometrial thickness by estradiol valerate.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionFindings of this study showed that risk factors of recurrent abortion, TPO-Ab and uterine leiomyoma have significant importance in pregnant patients undergoing ART.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionLack of awareness and compulsion to fulfil socially expected role of a woman, women suffering from PCOS, in this part of India, aim only at becoming pregnant (in case of married women) and normalising their monthly periods (in case of unmarried females). However, there is need to spread awareness about PCOS and encouraging women to adopt knowledge, attitude and practice approach to manage this disease.
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 January 2018Source: Middle East Fertility Society JournalAuthor(s): Kamal M. Zahran, Waleed A. Mostafa, Ahmed M. Abbas, Mansour A. Khalifa, Gamal H. SayedAbstractObjectiveTo compare the effect of adjunctive use of cabergoline with clomiphene citrate (CC) in infertile polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) patients with normal prolactin level.Study designA randomized clinical trial (NCT 02644304).SettingAssiut University Hospital, Assiut, Egypt.Materials and methodsInfertile euprolactinemic PCOS patient were recruited and randomized in a 1:1 ratio to CC plus cabergoline or CC alone. All pati...
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe processes related to the differentially expressed proteins play important roles in fecundity and fecundability. The present study may reveal the cause of various endometrial aberrations as a limiting factor for achieving pregnancy in PCOS women.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study showed that the pregnancy rate achieved with letrozole/estradiol valerate combination was significantly higher than with letrozole alone. This was attributed to the improvement of endometrial thickness by estradiol valerate.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionFindings of this study showed that risk factors of recurrent abortion, TPO-Ab and uterine leiomyoma have significant importance in pregnant patients undergoing ART.
Source: Middle East Fertility Society Journal - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionLack of awareness and compulsion to fulfil socially expected role of a woman, women suffering from PCOS, in this part of India, aim only at becoming pregnant (in case of married women) and normalising their monthly periods (in case of unmarried females). However, there is need to spread awareness about PCOS and encouraging women to adopt knowledge, attitude and practice approach to manage this disease.
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
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