Clínica de la Fertilidad de Baja California

Most Frecuent Asked Questions and Answers

1.- ¿WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STERILITY AND INFERTILITY?

A general confusion exists in both definitions, but there is a clear distinction between them medically speaking. PIMARY STERILITY: Is when the couple, after one year of having intercourse without protection, cannot conceive. SECUNDARY STERILITY: Is when the couple after having a child, cannot conceive again after 1 or more years of trying. PRIMARY INFERTILITY: Is when the couple after conceiving, is not capable of taking it to term with a healthy new born. SECUNDARY INFERTILITY: Is when the couple, after conceiving and giving birth to a healthy new born, they cannot conceive again or take it to term with a healthy new born.

2.- ¿DOES IT AFFECT A LOT OF COUPLES?

Nine out of ten couples in a fertile age, who maintain regular intercourse can conceive in the first year. The numbers that the specialists work with are about 15% to 17% of couples that cannot conceive.

3.- ¿WHAT CAUSES THE INFERTILITY?

There are social and clinical causes. The first is caused by a delay of searching for descendants, and the stress that both men and women are submitted in daily life. In the clinical causes, we find that extreme obesity, anorexia nervosa, severe illnesses, thyroid alterations, drug abuse and medications, alcohol and tabacco, and quimotherapy, are the mayor causes. There is still a 20% of the causes are yet to be explained.

4. - ¿CAN PSICOLOGICAL FACTORS BE THE CAUSE OF INFERTILITY?

It is not known about the influence that emotional factors have in reproduction. Although, the stress associated with reproduction must be treated because in can deteriorate the couples quality of life.

5. - ¿IN WHAT DEGREE AGE CAN AFFECT FEMALE INFERTILITY?

The physical and psychological maturity of a woman is what makes the age between 25 to 30 years, the perfect age to have children. But nowadays, couples can decide to have children after that age range, because of the great participation of the women in the productive market. Although, in the range between 30 to 35 years, the female fertility starts to sensibly decrease and at 45 years of age, the possibility of conceiving is rare.

6. - ¿WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR INFERTILITY, MEN OR WOMEN?

40% is due to male causes: alterations in the testicular area, obstruction of the conducts, prostate pathologies, and alterations in ejaculation or erection, and semen alterations. The other 40% are due to female causes, such as early menopause, endometriosis, obstructions or lesions in the fallopian tubes, uterine abnormalities or ovulatory problems. The other 20% correspond to mix or combined causes, in which both male and female are responsible. We preferably refer to the causes or motives of the COUPLE, because whatever the problem is, the collaboration of both members is fundamental.

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    Iturbide N 399 Esq. Calle Cuarta, Col. Obrera,
    C.P. 22830, Ensenada, Baja California, México

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Surgeon Xochicalco University B.C. Gynecologist - Obstetrician graduated from the National Institute of Perinatology INPer with Honorable Mention Award for most distinguished Resident Physician in 1992. Download PDF