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Infertility

Infertility is a globally growing health issue. According to the World Health Organization; couples, who have had regular sexual intercourse for one year without contraception are accepted as infertile if no pregnancy is achieved. For couples older than 35 years old, this period is reduced to 6 months.  These couples are diagnosed with infertility if pregnancy is not established in 6 months.

Infertility is the only disease in the world that affects two people at the same time. Fortunately, it can be treated. It is a disorder that involves the reproductive health and prevents the couple from having children. The important thing here is to identify and eliminate the factors that impair reproductive health along with the source of the problem restoring the couple's reproductive health.

In recent years, the idea of ​​maintaining the reproductive functions has become one of the most emphasized issues around the world. While the human life is getting longer, couples increasingly prefer to become parents later. The living and working order all around the world causes people to prefer to be parents later; however, the reproductive intensity is limited to the age range of 20-35 years unfortunately. That's why we increasingly receive the question of how to have a child in the future while preserving reproductive health. While scientific research and developments are advancing on this subject matter, becoming parents in advanced ages becomes to be preferred more commonly in order not to postpone education, career advancements, economic reasons, and due to other unavoidable causes.

 

  • Premature menopause risk,
  • Surgical interventions,
  • Cancer

are the causes of infertility affecting reproductive health unfavorably. The protection and the sustenance of reproductive functions is now much easier by means of scientific advances and approved treatment methods. However, the follow-up of reproductive health is essential to perform necessary interventions timely. With a simple reproductive check-up to examine your risk of infertility, you can secure your chances to become parents in future.

Especially when it comes to the diagnosis of cancer, the treatment in reproductive health can be delayed. In men, sperm cells can be frozen immediately (sperm cryo) and the reproductive chance in the male can be secured upon a diagnosis of cancer. However; the long period of assisted reproduction treatment; which starts with the onset of menstrual bleeding and lasts until day 15 of the menstrual cycle, is mostly postponed and delayed in women receiving a diagnosis of cancer because oncologists naturally prefer to start cancer treatment immediately.

Besides these factors, it is very important for couples to know that they are not alone in this matter when they are concerned about infertility, that infertility is a growing health problem in the world, and that one in every 6 couples in our country experiences this problem.

The causes of reproductive difficulties or infertility involve approximately 30% male infertility or 30% female infertility. Approximately in 30% of the cases, the causes of infertility originate from both partners. In the remaining 10%, infertility is unexplained.

As a result of the diagnostic tests performed by physicians, who are experts in this field, the factors causing infertility are found out after a comprehensive examination and a personalized treatment plan is developed.

Success is achieved in the treatment of infertility via the use of medications, surgical interventions when necessary, and assisted reproductive techniques (ART) that include intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization.

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