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Causes of Infertility

There are multiple causes for male and female infertility, determining the specific cause for every couple is the best way to make a recommendation for the best treatment and method to get pregnant.


There are many causes for male infertility, which alter the amount, shape, motility and vitality of sperm. Among these causes, infections of the genital track such as some STIs and the Mumps, and exposure to toxic agents like alcohol, tobacco and illicit substances, in addition to environmental toxicity and chemicals.

An increase in the temperature of the testicles, obstructions of the conducts that take sperm cells out of the testicle in the moment of eyaculation and genetic abnormalities are common causes of male infertility. Hormonal and metabolic disorders and occassionally sexual performance problems can be cause of reduced fertility.

There are plenty of popular myths about male fertility: it is commonly thought that the root cause of infertility is a woman’s problem, however, specialists state that the causes for a couple’s fertility difficulties can come from both the man and the woman.

What affects male fertility?

There are diverse proven causes of male infertility. It’s important to mention that men can contribute up to 40% of the couple’s infertility, which is why it’s important to be aware of the causes of alterations in quantity, shapre, motility and vitality of sperm:

– Exposure to chemical and biological substances.

– Environmental pollution.

– High temperature in the genital area.

– Electromagnetic equipment radiation.

– Childhood diseases such as mumps, diabetes, and some surgeries or medication.

– Erectile disfunction, given that medication to treat it can have an effect in the capacity to produce sperm.

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In women the causes for infertility often include hormonal imbalances that that interfere with the growth of the follicles in the ovary or the release of the egg (ovulation). Another cause may be the damage or obstruction of the fallopian tubes, preventing the sperm from meeting the egg. Endometriosis causes the lining of the uterus to alter the structure of the reproductive organs, structural alterations to the uterus like miomatosis, some genetic malformations and other abnormalities like inflammation or adhesions.

Altereations to the cervical mucus, turning it excessivelly thick will hinder the movement of sperm towards the uterus. Additional abnormalities that cause recurrent miscarriages can also be identified and resolved.


In general terms, as of the age of 35, women’s reproductive potential is reduced and after age 40, the chances of getting pregnant have diminished by 10%. Nowadays, postponing pregnancy, stress, poor nutrition and smoking are distinct issues in female reproduction.For this reason, it’s important to be aware of all the factors that have an effect on your fertility.

What affects female fertility?

Although the most radical factor affecting female fertility is age, there are other known elements that may clear up the reasons for not getting pregnant:

– Sedentary lifestyle.

– Pathologies such as: Hormonal disorders, blockage or damage to the fallopian tubes, endometriosis, PCOS or structural issues in the uterus.

– Genetic abnormalities.

– Poor eating habits.

–  Smoking


These are the most common causes of female infertility, to get a professional opinion and establish the specific factors that affect your fertility, get in touch with our specialists!

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