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List the common infertility problems in women. What is the major infertility problem in men? Is it correctable?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The common infertility problems in women.

Introduction: Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a child, despite having frequent unprotected intercourse. The cause of infertility can arise in both males and females. The females are infertile in 40% of the cases, the males are infertile in other 40% of the cases, and in the rest 20%, both the partners are infertile.

Explanation of Solution

The common problems of infertility in women are as follows:

  • The malfunctioning of egg, oviduct, and uterus can lead to infertility in females.
  • The process of ovulation is hindered due to low levels or absence of the hormone estrogen. The lack of ovulation also leads to infertility.
  • If there is any damage to the ovaries because of the abdominal surgery, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, and infection, then the egg maturation or release is prevented. This results in causing infertility...
Summary Introduction

To determine: The major infertility problem in the case of men.

Introduction: Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a child despite having frequent unprotected intercourse. The cause of infertility can arise in both males and females. The females are infertile in 40% of the cases, the males are infertile in other 40% of the cases, and in the rest 20%, both the partners are infertile.

Summary Introduction

To determine: Whether the infertility problem in women and men are correctable.

Introduction: Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a child despite having frequent unprotected intercourse. The cause of infertility can arise in both males and females. The females are infertile in 40% of the cases, the males are infertile in other 40% of the cases, and in the rest 20%, both the partners are infertile.

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