Top Causes of Infertility in Women

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The unfortunate truth is that about 10% of all couples who try to conceive a child are going to have trouble. Statistics show that about 30% of the time the problem is due to the woman and 30% of the time the problem is due to the woman. The other 40% of the time, doctors are not sure what causes the problem (or there is a combination of things causing the problem). Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

You should consider visiting your doctor if you have had regular unprotected sex with your partner for a year (just six months if you are over the age of thirty-five) and have been unable to conceive.

Fortunately, nearly 90% of couples who suffer with infertility problems can be successfully treated, so they can conceive their own baby. Here are some of the most likely causes of infertility in women, how to treat it and the statistics regarding it.


Endometriosis is a medical condition that occurs in the endometrial tissue (uterine lining). It occurs when tissue is found to be growing outside of the uterus. Normally, it grows in the abdominal-pelvic cavity. Unfortunately, the only real symptom of this condition is painful menstrual cycles and pain during intercourse.


A lot of women have no symptoms at all for this condition. Fertility drugs are available to treat this condition. The success rate after the treatment is between 8 and 17% per menstrual cycle. Women have a higher success rate for conception if they decide to get surgery or ART treatments.

PCOS & Ovulation problems

An ovulation problem means that a woman’s body is unable to produce an egg with which to conceive a child. Typically, it is a hormonal condition that prevents a woman’s ovaries from releasing mature eggs. The only known symptoms for this condition are infrequent or nonexistent periods.

Poor egg quality

Though it is uncommon, some women have damaged eggs or eggs with chromosomal abnormalities. Unfortunately, either of these would result in being unable to sustain a pregnancy. Unfortunately, there are no known symptoms of this particular condition.

The only possible treatment includes in vitro fertilization using donor eggs or embryos. Of course, you also have the option of adopting a child. Anywhere from 30 to 50% of couples who undergo in vitro fertilization have the success of conceiving and having a child.

Sperm allergy

Less than 2% of women have an immune reaction to sperm. When this happens a woman’s body will produce antibodies that kill any and all sperm cells that enter her body. Outside of the inability to conceive, there are no symptoms for this specific condition. Artificial insemination or assisted reproductive technologies are the two treatment options for a sperm allergy. Anywhere from 20 to 40% of women will conceive a child with each cycle of this treatment.

Top Homeopathic Medicine For Sperm Allergy

Hypersensitivity to human seminal plasma, popularly known as semen allergy, sperm allergy or simply allergy to sex, is a rare allergic reaction that usually occurs in women who develop a reaction after having contact with some proteins present in the semen . Symptoms of semen allergy tend to aris…

Making the decision to conceive a baby is both an exciting and overwhelming time for a couple. The anticipation is going to continue to build the longer it takes for a couple to conceive a child. Fortunately, you can work with a doctor and the vast majority of the time you can cure your infertility problems. In the rare case that you cannot, there are also several other options for having a child such as adoption or a surrogate mother.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.