CAUSES OF FEMALE INFERTILITY
In the collective imagination, infertility tends to be associated with a female factor. However, this is not always the case: infertility affects both men and women. The causes of infertility can vary according to the indication.
The most common causes of female infertility are as follows:
- Age : fertility declines with age.
- Ovulation disorders : this may be due to hormonal problems, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) deficiency, etc.
- Structural problems : these may include uterine fibroids, polyps, endometriosis, etc.
- Fallopian tube problems : these may include obstruction of the fallopian tubes, salpingitis (inflammation of the fallopian tubes) or their lesions, etc.
- Immune problems : these may include autoimmune problems such as celiac disease or dysthyroidism, etc.
- Medications and treatments : this may include cancer drugs, antidepressants, antihypertensives, etc.