What is Female Infertility?

Female infertility is the inability of a woman to conceive a child after a year or more of regular, unprotected sex. Infertility can be caused by a number of factors, including:

Ovulation disorders: Ovulation is the release of an egg from the ovary. Ovulation disorders can be caused by hormonal imbalances, thyroid problems, or other health conditions that affect the normal release of eggs from the ovaries.

Fallopian tube damage or blockage: The fallopian tubes are the tubes that connect the ovaries to the uterus. If the tubes are damaged or blocked, the egg and sperm may not be able to meet and fertilize, leading to infertility.

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of it, causing pain and infertility.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID): PID is an infection of the reproductive organs that can cause scarring and blockage of the fallopian tubes.

Age: Female fertility declines with age, especially after the age of 35.