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INFERTILITY: Is Infertility More Prevalent in Men or Women? Do Lifestyle Choices Have An Impact?

The subject of fertility has remained high on the news agenda in recent years and is understandably a topic many people will think about when first deciding to start a family.

The IVI Group is the first medical institution in Spain and it is fully dedicated to Human Reproduction, since its creation it has helped over 100,000 children to be born all across the globe. With 40 clinics, in 10 different countries IVI are pioneers within the fertility industry and are at the forefront of medical development and advancement within the field. Many people choose to seek assisted reproductive treatment at IVI due to their high pregnancy success rate, with 9 out of 10 patients who visit an IVI clinic becoming parents.

With the 2015 National Fertility Week upon us, fertility specialist Dr Marcos Ferrando from IVI Fertility has shared his expert insight into some of the key reasons why couples may struggle to conceive, what warning signs to look out for, and how to seek appropriate assisted reproductive treatment if necessary.

According to Dr. Marcos Infertility is equally prevalent in men and women, and there are many fertility treatments for both sexes to help them become pregnant. Based on the cases we see at IVI, infertility is split evenly between the sexes - one third of infertility cases are women, one third men, and one third is a mixture of the couple both experiencing problems with their fertility. In many cases there are no obvious symptoms which would suggest that a couple could be infertile, and men in particular will not experience any symptoms regarding the quality of their sperm. However, if a couple have been trying for their first baby for one year with no success, we suggest they seek expert help as this length of time usually indicates that there is a problem.

Whether or not eating certain foods can help to boost fertility has been a widely debated topic within the industry for some time now. Unfortunately, there is no scientific link between food or drink and fertility, but undoubtedly leading an overall balanced lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight is very important. There are a few factors however that have been proven by credible studies to impact on fertility. The main lifestyle factor is smoking, which has been linked to conception rates, and also the health of unborn babies. Caffeine and alcohol can also affect fertility, when consumed at a high level. However, if you use these substances in moderation it shouldn’t have an impact on your fertility success.

12 Nov 2015

INFERTILITY: Is Infertility More Prevalent in Men or Women? Do Lifestyle Choices Have An Impact?

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