Infertility affects men and women equally. Infertility is NOT an inconvenience; it is a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body's ability to perform the basic function of reproduction.
Impaired fecundity (the inability have a child) affects 6.7 million women in the U.S. -- about 11% of the reproductive-age population (Source: National Survey of Family Growth, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] 2006-2010).
What are the Symptoms of Female Infertility?
- Abnormal periods — Fluctuation in bleeding levels
- Irregular or sudden stop of periods
- Abnormal ovulation
- Painful periods accompanied by significant pelvic pain
When female infertility is related to hormonal imbalance symptoms can include:
- Skin changes
- Fluctuations in sexual desire
- Dark hair growth on the lips, chest , or chin
- Loss of hair or thinning hair
- Weight gain or loss
Other symptoms linked to infertility include:
- Insulin resistance
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Structural issue in the reproductive organs