14:09 14th April 2021 | Causes of Female Infertility
There is a popular short story: Boy meets girl. They fall in love, get married and live happily ever after. In the African context, boy and girl have plenty of babies, in fact, 9 months later, relatives intend to come visiting to look after the newborns they hope will be present.
13:26 16th March 2021 | Infertility
A woman's best reproductive years are in her late teens and twenties. While many older men can father a child, male fertility starts to gradually decline from age 40 as semen volume and quality starts to decline, and time to pregnancy increases.
15:12 2nd February 2021 | Tubal Blockage
One of the commonest causes of infertility is tubal blockage, accounting for up to 30% of cases. Essentially, fallopian tubes must be open and have no swelling or scar tissue to perform optimally. With one healthy tube natural conception is certainly possible.
18:55 6th January 2021 | IVF
When a couple is ready to have children, they begin to question how long is too late and whether they should seek medical care. Also, navigating professional help can be overwhelming because you have to consider questions like ‘Where do we start looking?’, ‘Who do we talk to?’ ‘How credible the referrals are?’, ‘What facility should we visit?’ and so on.
19:54 28th November 2020 | Infertility - Stress
In many cultures around the world, women who do not have children suffer from stigmatization, discrimination, and ostracism, even if the underlying cause lies in their male partners or husbands. It’s not always intentional, but it’s there.
16:50 27th September 2020 | Ovulatory Disorders
Primary ovarian insufficiency is sometimes confused with premature menopause, but these conditions aren't the same. Women with primary ovarian insufficiency can have irregular or occasional periods for years and might even get pregnant. But women with premature menopause stop having periods and can't become pregnant.
09:40 20th August 2020 | Failed Cycle
Having the problem of infertility is enough a burden to deal with. The pain. The waiting. The periods you wished they’d come but never did. The countless pregnancy sticks that only displayed one line instead of your highly anticipated two lines. The symptoms that mimicked pregnancy but were only hormonal fluctuations in your body. The people who dropped “innocent” comments about you wasting time to get pregnant and reminding you of your biological clock… (Read more)
10:42 6th July 2020 | Love and Marriage
A couple's guide to ensuring intimacy is not lost in your quest for a baby...
17:36 2nd June 2020 | Motile Sperm
Men who don’t have sperm in their semen have a condition called azoospermia. It happens to about 1% of all men and 15% of infertile men. There aren’t really any symptoms that you’d notice, but if you’ve been trying to get your partner pregnant without success, this condition could be the cause.
16:45 19th May 2020 | Motile Sperm
A low sperm count is also called oligospermia (ol-ih-go-SPUR-me-uh). A complete absence of sperm is called azoospermia. Your sperm count is considered lower than normal if you have fewer than 15 million sperm per millilitre of semen. Having a low sperm count decreases the odds that one of your sperm will fertilize your partner's egg, resulting in pregnancy. Nonetheless, many men who have low sperm count are still able to father a child.
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