Dr. Surendran's Institute for Research & In Vitro Fertilization
Infertility may be the result of a number of different problems, most of which can be corrected. In general, the causes of infertility can be divided into seven categories. These categories and their incidence specifically in couples seeking treatment are:
A common misconception is that infertility is primarily a woman's "problem". In fact, male factor infertility affects the same number of couples as female factor infertility. An additional 25% of couples who seek treatment have more than one factor or condition affecting their ability to reproduce.
In recent years, age-related infertility has become an increasingly common problem. Both men and women are most fertile at age 24. Fertility rates begin to trend downward thereafter and decline significantly after age 35.
Life style choices and environmental factors can also have an impact on fertility. Caffeine intake, smoking, substance abuse and the use of herbal medicine have all been shown to decrease fertility rates. You can learn about how these factors impact fertility and the things you need to know before you get pregnant on this web site