Causes of Infertility
Infertility is not just a woman’s issue - it is as common in men as in women. In 35% of cases, the issue is with the woman, and 35% of the time, it is with the man. In another 20% of cases, infertility is a result of both the male and female. In the remaining 10% of cases, the causes of infertility are unexplained.
The most common causes of infertility in women, or individuals who have female reproductive organs, are age, ovulatory dysfunction, endometriosis, fibroids, tubal disease, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), recurrent miscarriage and Premature Ovarian Failure (POF), or early menopause.
For men, common causes include low or no sperm count, poor sperm motility, varicocele, anti-sperm antibodies, hormonal imbalances or reproductive anatomy problems. Stress, weight and alcohol can also play a role.