Myths about infertility

Myths about infertility

Myths about infertility


There are many myths about infertility. Some are told once and again between couples, and even transmitted from one generation to another, coming to be accepted truths. That is why it is so  important to know the facts and differentiate what is real from what is not in order to take right decisions.


Main myths about infertility

Infertility is just a woman’s problem

For many years it was thought that woman was the only  responsible for the infertility. Today we know that infertility affects both men and women, and it is always necessary to make a joint assessment of the couple to get the correct diagnosis. It has been estimated estimated that one third of the causes of infertility are due to male factors, another third corresponds to female factors and other causes are due to the combination of factors in the couple (around 10%). An estimated 25% of infertility cases remain unexplained. 


Infertility in women appears after 40

While it is true that a woman at 40 is still young, her reproductive age can be considered advanced. This happens because the woman is born with an average of 1 million ovules and does not generate new ovules, unlike the man who produces sperm all his life. After 35 years, the ovarian reserve of women decreases and once it reaches 40 years, the ovules of poor quality outweigh the healthy, so the chances of getting pregnant are significantly reduced (for more info: the stages of fertility in women)

However, although age is a determining factor, alterations infertility can be found at any age. Therefore, it is a myth about infertility. It is important to make annual consultations with the gynecologist and visit the specialist if you wish to have a child. Your doctor will advise you what you can do and will prescribe vitamins such as folic acid to increase your chances.


Infertility is a psychological problem

Infertility is a psychological problem and is not solved with therapy and relaxation sessions. The stress and emotional problems that couples suffer are usually the result of infertility but they are not attributed the main cause.

Even so, it is important not to stress if the desired positive test does not arrive, because the nervousness and anxiety can negatively affect your lifestyle, the relationship with your partner, family relationships, and your health. All this has a negative impact on your fertility.


Infertility has no solution

There are numerous treatments that can help you conceive. Visit a trusted fertility clinic to study your case and advise you what you can do. Do not believe these myths about infertility and always consult with a specialist.

If you want to have a child and need a genetic test for infertility, contact PGD Labs Kuwait and we will inform you without obligation.