Infertility is when a couple fails to conceive after trying for more than a year (≥6 months for ≥35 years old women). It is a personal crisis for a committed couple.

It is not uncommon to observe women in the same environment, friend circle, or social community having trouble getting pregnant. Women from the same family, particularly sisters, may begin to question a genetic link between them.

Infertility has multiple causes, and several problems can contribute to your inability to conceive. Infertility affects males just as much as it does with women. Frequently, the source of the problem is reported as unknown.

But, certain medical conditions can make it difficult to conceive. The following are the most common conditions that run in families and increase the chances of infertility.

  • Family history of thyroid disease endometriosis
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL)
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian Reserve
  • Family history of breast or ovarian cancer
  • Early Menopause

Each of these conditions has a treatment option, and If you aren’t ready to start a family yet, you should talk to a fertility doctor about your options here in our Cyprus IVF hospital. You can keep your eggs frozen until you’re ready to use them.



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