Infertility is an issue that is much more common than you would think. We all know someone who is experiencing some difficulties in having a baby. As a matter of fact, 15-20% of couples are sterile or infertile. The good news is that clinics specialised in Reproductive Medicine can cure these problems.
Even if sterility is not a condition, the World Health Organization (WHO) has defined involuntary sterility as a disease. Consequently, this gives affected couples the right to be treated.
A proper diagnosis is key to advise couples on the treatment to follow. Tests are easy and quick and need to be performed on both partners.
The basic infertility study for men consists of a semen analysis, which will provide information about its quality (sperm concentration and its mobility and morphology). For women, instead, a hormone analysis is performed on the third day of the menstrual cycle, as well as an ultrasound scan (to know about the ovarian reserve) and a hysterosalpingography (HSG). This last test is carried out only if necessary in order to study the permeability of the Fallopian tubes.
Once we have all the results, the specialist team will be able to recommend the most adequate treatment. There are several techniques for each condition, varying from directed coitus and inseminations, to In-Vitro fertilization.
One of the main issues when trying to have a baby is age. This is why it is recommendable to seek help if there is no pregnancy after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse. Postponing this moment will only lead to further complications.
If you are experiencies difficulties in having a baby, we highly recommend consulting a specialised clinic such as InVitam. Don’t give up in your fight against infertility: call us and we will help you achieve your dream of having a baby.