What are the Factors That Can Affect Conception

Factors That Can Affect Conception

A couple’s chances of conception could be hindered or delayed due to several reasons, including infertility in the man or the woman. Here are a few factors that could affect your chances of conception

In women:

  • Increased maternal age (over 30 years) as the fertility rate starts declining
  • Uterine fibroid
  • Ectopic pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • History of STD (sexually transmitted diseases)
  • Wrongly calculated fertile period
  • Blocked fallopian tube
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Thyroid imbalance
  • Premature ovarian failure (POF)
  • Diminished ovarian reserve (DOR)

In men:

  • Low sperm count
  • Undescended testicles
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Diabetes

In general:

  • Any pelvic or abdominal surgery
  • Lifestyle problems

If an underlying medical condition is not hindering your chances of pregnancy, you could try improving your odds of conception with some effort.

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