You Are Here:(in)fertility

Facts

  • After ejaculating, male sperm can survive inside the female body for up to 72 hours, while an egg is available to be fertilised for up to 24 hours after ovulation.
  • Infertility affects around 10% of the population.
  • 20-30% of infertility cases are caused by the man, while around 30% of cases represent a mutual problem.
  • 20% of couples in the UK trying to conceive will succeed within one month, around 85% will conceive within one year and up to 95% of couples will get pregnant within two years.
  • Couples who have been trying to conceive for more than three years have a maximum 25% chance of conceiving in the fourth year of trying.

Symptoms

  • Inability to conceive for longer than 24 months of living together and having regular intercourse
  • Irregular or absent menstrual cycle
  • Menstrual cycle that is too long or too short
  • Abnormal menstrual bleeding
  • Painful periods or pain during sex
  • Hormonal issues manifested by skin and hair changes, weight gain and changes in libido
  • Hormonal issues in men that manifest through changes in hair growth and libido, pain in the testicles or problems with erection or ejaculation

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