Infertility is defined as not being able to become pregnant after having regular intercourse without birth control after 12 to 24 months.
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 186 million people worldwide are affected by infertility.
In three cases out of four, infertility is either of male or female origin, or it is associated to both sexes.
However, in 10 to 25% of cases, it is not attributable to a specific defect of one of the two sexes: no origin is found after a clinical examination of both partners, a hormonal assessment of the woman, the evaluation of the permeabilitý of her tubes (the ducts that connect each ovary to the uterus are not obstructed) and a spermogram of her partner.
This is known as idiopathic infertility.
Many factors, such as age and lifestyle, are known to affect fertility.
We know that the age of the woman, but also of the man and globally that of the couple is a determining factor in the ability to have a child.
Tobacco is likely to play a negative role. The use of drugs and in particular cannabis is also involved in infertility.
In men, being overweight or obesity is associated with sperm damage. In women, the risk of infertility after one year of trying is increased by 27% in case of being overweight, and by 78% in case of obesity.
It is important to note that infertility is not irreversible as opposed to sterility, which is the total inability to have a child.
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There are numerous reports on infertility.
Here is a selection of those that we feel are the most relevant and best scientifically supported :