Skip to main content

Infertility - IVF Treatment and Patient Information

Did you find this video useful?

Find a supplier in your area

This page is part of the following topics:

What is infertility

Infertility is a medical condition that affects millions of individuals and couples worldwide. It refers to the inability to conceive a child naturally or carry a pregnancy to full term. Infertility can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, or socioeconomic status, and it can lead to profound feelings of frustration, sadness, and inadequacy.

Factors that contribute to infertility

There are various factors that can contribute to infertility. In women, common causes include ovulation disorders, blocked fallopian tubes, and conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In men, issues such as low sperm count, poor sperm motility, or structural abnormalities can hinder conception. Additionally, there are cases of unexplained infertility where no discernible cause can be identified.

The emotional toll of infertility is significant, often leading to feelings of guilt, shame, and isolation. Couples may experience strain in their relationships, as the journey to parenthood becomes fraught with medical appointments, invasive procedures, and financial burdens associated with fertility treatments.

Infertility treatments and options

Fortunately, advancements in reproductive medicine have opened up a range of options for those struggling with infertility. These include in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), and fertility medications. Adoption and surrogacy are also viable alternatives for those unable to conceive naturally.

Infertility awareness and support networks have grown stronger over the years, offering solace and guidance to those facing this challenge. Moreover, conversations about infertility have become more open, helping to reduce stigma and foster empathy among the general population.

We would love to hear from you!

Have you found an error, or do you have a link or some information you would like to share? Please let us know using the form below.

We will only use this to contact you regarding your suggestion. We will NEVER pass this information on to anyone else.
Tell us why you are contacting us.
Important Information On Using This Service
  • Ergsy carfully checks the information in the videos we provide here.
  • Videos shown by Youtube after a video has completed, have NOT been reviewed by ERGSY.
  • To view, click the arrow in centre of video.
Using Subtitles and Closed Captions
  • Most of the videos you find here will have subtitles and/or closed captions available.
  • You may need to turn these on, and choose your preferred language.
Turn Captions On or Off
  • Go to the video you'd like to watch.
  • If closed captions (CC) are available, settings will be visible on the bottom right of the video player.
  • To turn on Captions, click settings .
  • To turn off Captions, click settings again.