Infertility in women is defined as the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected intercourse, and/or the inability to maintain a pregnancy.
What is Female Infertility?
What are the signs of Female Infertility?
The signs and symptoms of infertility include:
Inability to conceive after unprotected sexual intercourse
Menstrual cycle disturbances (i.e., irregular cycles, PMS, amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea, menorrhagia, and metrorrhagia)
Pain with sexual intercourse
What are the causes of Female Infertility?
Factors contributing to altered ovulation and reduced fertility include:
Drugs & medications
STI's - chlamydia, gonorrhoea
Pelvic inflammatory disease
How do I know if I have Infertility?
To investigate your infertility, your doctor is likely to ask you about your medical and family history, perform a physical exam or request the following tests:
Full blood count (FBC)
Female hormone profile
Thyroid hormone profile