Infertility is the inability to conceive children. From time-to-time, the signs of infertility are not noticeable making it difficult to determine it is an issue. It may be that one partner cannot contribute to conception, or that a woman is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term. It is often defined as not conceiving after twelve months of regular s*xual intercourse without the use of birth controls. However, couples who have difficulties getting pregnant have two chances of doing so: a natural pregnancy which could take a lengthier time or assistance thanks to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).


In the United States, around 10 percent of women aged 15 to 44 are estimated to have difficulty conceiving or staying pregnant. Worldwide, 8 to 12 percent of couples are experiencing fertility problems. Between 45 and 50 percent of cases are thought to stem from factors that affect the man.

There are numerous conditions that can contribute to infertility in both women and men. The signs can vary greatly and are frequently connected to other conditions. If you think you have infertility problems or have a condition which affects fertility, then you should seek a doctor’s opinion.

Here are some of the most common signs and symptoms of infertility in women:

1. Pain during intercourse

2. Age – Women aged 35+ may experience a decrease in fertility.

3. Irregular menstrual cycles

4. Hormonal Imbalance

On the other hand, here are the most common signs and symptoms of infertility in men:

1. Small, firm testicles

2. Testicle swelling or pain

3. Issues with ejaculation

4. Problems maintaining erection

5. Changes in sexual desire

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