Main Risk Factors of Infertility in Women

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Main Risk Factors of Infertility in Women

26 June 2018
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An assumption most women make is that as long as they have decided to have a baby, then conception will be incredibly easy. The reason why this misassumption is perpetuated is that not many people open up about their struggles with infertility. Not to mention that in some circles this is just not a socially acceptable subject.

Nevertheless, the reality of the matter is that infertility issues are quite prevalent. Additionally, there is a wide assortment of risk factors that can compromise your ability to conceive. Hence, increasing the chances of a good number of women suffering from infertility. If you are at a stage in your life where you are ready to start your own family, it is pertinent to have your sexual health assessed by a gynaecologist to determine if you will need help conceiving or not. Below is a brief list elucidating the main risk factors of infertility in women.


This sexual health condition comes about when your uterine lining is not eliminated in its entirety during your menses. Subsequently, the uterine tissue that remains behind ends up adhering to your reproductive organs. While the uterine lining is not cancerous, allowing the tissue to grow will undeniably disrupt the normal functioning of your reproductive organs. Therefore, not only will your ovulation cycle become comprised, but you may also suffer from other symptoms such as scarring, heavy periods, painful cramps and so on.

Pre-existing ovulation problems

Ovulation disorders remain on the common reasons why women have their fertility compromised. This commonality is not surprising, though, as without ovulation then conception cannot happen in the first place. So what are some of the pre-existing ovulation problems that you should be aware of? Firstly, if you ovulate irregularly, then it becomes harder for you to conceive, but luckily, it is not impossible.

It does mean, however, that you and your partner will have to time your cycle with utmost precision. You may also have to undergo hormonal treatments to even out your ovulation cycle. The second type of ovulation problem to be concerned about is when your ovaries are not releasing any eggs. This health condition is much more serious, and you may require surgical intervention to discern the underlying cause of this problem.

Poor quality eggs

You may be experiencing a regular period right on schedule but find that you are experiencing challenges conceiving. In this case, the main culprit of your infertility could be low-quality eggs that cannot be fertilised. There is a range of reasons why you could start producing unhealthy eggs ranging from a hormonal imbalance in your body to a predisposition to genetic abnormalities. Take note that some lifestyle choices, such as smoking, could also compromise the quality of your eggs.