The issue of infertility is one of the most sensitive medical subjects. Most people have a natural desire for fatherhood and motherhood. Their friends have no difficulties having children, so why should they expect their experience to be different. The statistics show that approximately one out of six couples face fertility problems. Eventually, a large number of couples do go on to have children, with or without the aid of treatments such as IVF. Medical advances over the last quarter of a century offer new hopes for those facing this stressful challenge. Nevertheless, for some couples treatments cost a small fortune and end in failure.

1. Issues with the ovulation process

More often than not infertility has its roots in ovulation issues. The exact nature of the issue varies between women. Sometimes no egg release occurs during the menstrual cycle, or perhaps the egg release happens in some menstrual cycles but not in others. This might happen for a number of reasons. For example, an overactive thyroid gland might cause ovulation problems. There is also a condition called premature ovarian failure where the ovaries cease functioning before a woman gets into her 40s. Knowledge of what interrupts the ovulation process is essential for an accurate diagnosis.
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