For women, try to conceive when
you are still young. Fertility starts to
fall at age 34 and diminishes further at
age 37, falling quite drastically after 40.
Fibroids and endometriosis can occur at
any age but tend to be more common
in older women.
Damaged tubes in the female and
blocked vas in the males may occur
as a result of sexually transmitted
infections (STI). Condom use can protect
against STI. If you have an infection,
seek treatment early.
Certain infections such as mumps can
cause inflammation of the testis and
impair sperm production. That is why
most children are vaccinated against
Problems with ovulation may be
due to hormonal disturbance. If you
have irregular infrequent periods, see
your doctor to see if these hormonal
imbalances, for example thyroid
dysfunction, can be corrected.
If you have period
pains and painful sex,
see your doctor so that,
if necessary, treatment
can be instituted for
Certain lifestyle issues
like smoking and being
under or overweight
can also affect fertility.
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