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Types of infertility


Primary and Secondary Infertility

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According to World Health Organization (WHO), there are two types of infertility i.e., primary infertility and secondary infertility.

Following are the common causes seen in primary infertility

  • Defective production of eggs
  • Tubal damage
  • Pelvic inflammatory diseases or pelvic infections
  • Implantation failure of the embryos
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Clotting disorders
  • Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Sexually transmitted disease or endometriosis
  • Chronic diseases such as diabetes or hypertension
  • Over exercising and malnutrition

In Men:

  • Smoking
  • Blockage in the tube transferring the sperm to the exterior
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chromosomal anomaly
  • Usage of drugs
  • Environmental pollutants
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Varicocele
  • Ejaculatory disorders

Authored By Dr. N.P. Vijayalakshmy MBBS, M.D., D.G.O

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