Infertility in questions

You may be in this difficult situation where, despite your immense desire to become parents, this desired baby is waiting. Questions flock.

Between "wanting" a baby and "power", there is a huge difference ... that couples who desperately try to have a baby without being able to reach are fully aware of it. "Even if we do not have accurate statistics, specialists have the clear feeling that there are more and more cases of infertility," says Dr. Joëlle Belaïsch-Allart, clinical manager of a health center. medical assistance to procreation.

What are the main causes of infertility?

  • There are two reasons that the oocyte and the spermatozoon do not meet: either because they are not manufactured (this is called Hormonal sterility), either because they can not reach the rendezvous, the path being "plugged" or, more scientifically, the genital tract being altered (mechanical sterility).
  • There are also many cases of unexplained infertility. Why can not we understand them? For some because medicine has its limits, which may evolve in the years to come. For others because they are psychological blocks, related to the personal history of the couple.

Infertility: the contributing factors

  • Many causes have been mentioned to explain a possible decline in fertility: the stress induced by our modern lifestyles, pollution - and in particular the increase in the presence of pesticides - which would not get along well with the good health of spermatozoa ...
  • But lfirst and foremost cause of infertility lies in age more and more advanced at which couples decide to have their first baby. "A misconception is circulating among couples who want to have a child: they believe they have 25% chance per cycle.It is true at 25. At 35, the chances of being pregnant fall to 12% per cycle, at 40 years old, they are only 6% .It must be known, "insists Dr. Joëlle Belaïsch-Allart who advocates for a new slogan" A child, as I can! "

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