Fertility Problems - What Increases Your Risk
Things that increase your risk of having fertility problems include:
age. The older a woman is, the more likely she is to have problems getting pregnant:2
- Age 20 to 24: 7 out of 100 women have fertility problems.
- Age 25 to 29: 9 out of 100 have fertility problems.
- Age 30 to 34: 15 out of 100.
- Age 35 to 39: 22 out of 100.
- Age 40 to 44: 29 out of 100.
Birth defects. Some men and women were born with problems in their reproductive systems.
Moderate or severe
Past exposure to very high levels of
environmental toxins, certain drugs, or high doses of radiation. This includes cancer chemotherapy or radiation.
Past infection with a sexually transmitted infection, such as
chlamydia, that has since damaged the reproductive
Infrequent ejaculation. Going 10 days or longer between ejaculations may temporarily lower sperm count.
. Sometimes these procedures, which are meant to prevent pregnancy, can be reversed.
Polycystic ovary syndrome
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 12, 2011
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