Infertility Notes

Infertility Notes - Infertility Notes I. INFERTILITY -...

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Infertility Notes I. INFERTILITY - 10-15% OF AMERICAN COUPLES A. DEFINITION - NO PREGNANCY WITHIN 6-12 MONTHS USING NO BIRTH CONTROL WITH ADEQUATE INTERCOURSE B. WHOSE PROBLEM 1. BOTH MALE AND FEMALE IN 15-30% OF CASES 2. MALE 35-40% OF THE TIME 3. FEMALE 35-40% OF THE TIME 4. REMAINING UNEXPLAINED C. FACTORS NECESSARY TO CONCEIVE 1. FERTILITY DECREASES WITH FEMALE AGE 2. PROPER TIMEING OF INTERCOURSE (8 HOURS FOR EGG TO BE FERTILIZED) 3. MISSIONARY POSITION MOST HELPFUL 4. FREQUENCY OF INTERCOURSE II. CAUSES A. COMMON PROBLEMS FOR FEMALE 1. POSTPONING CHILDBEARING 2. GENERAL HEALTH PROBLEMS a. OBESITY b. POOR NUTRITION
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c. LOW BODY FAT CONTENT (<10 %) 3. DAMAGE TO REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS a. STDS b. complications from: septic or self induced abortions; IUDs
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