Why Is Infertility Increasing in Modern Women?

vpaulose By vpaulose, 4th Jan 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Infertility is on the increase among modern women. Many women are developing complaints of infertility due to various factors. Most of them are affected by the modern lifestyle changes and changes in food habits. Is there any possibility to improve this situation and help the infertile women?

Infertility problem among women is increasing day by day

Although there are population explosions in some parts of the world, the infertility problem among women is increasing day by day. Many women, who have this infertility problem, are craving for children of their own.

It is natural for every woman to have a child after marriage. Ancient cultures reveal that it was treated as a curse for a woman to be barren without a child. In spite of the advanced researches in the reproductive medical field, many a woman today is lamenting without a baby of her own.

There are two types of infertility: the primary one is couple who have never had a child and the secondary one is failure to conceive due to various reasons.

Infertility is on the increase in the modern world

“Infertility in the Modern World: Present and Future Prospects,” a book edited by Gillian R. Bentley and published by University of Cambridge, brings out various aspects of increase in infertility in the modern lifestyle. It says that although it is impossible to compute global level statistics of the incidence of human infertility, evidences show that it is on the increase. Infertility figures may vary from country to country and from cohort to cohort, depending on the sample, the population surveyed, whether males are included together with females and due to other reasons.

Reasons for increase in infertility in modern days

1) There are a number of reasons for modern infertility. Most important one is the medical, environmental and social changes that have profoundly affected human reproduction.

2) There is an increase in polycystic ovarian disorders in modern days, causing ovulation problems. This may be due to environmental pollution, undernutrition, fast food culture and changed lifestyle.

3) Social revolutions and cultural changes have direct impact on conception and fertility. Women opting for jobs and their job situations also affect their possibility of healthy pregnancy.

4) Late marriages is said to be another reason for this. In the modern lifestyle, women marry only after the age of 30 and even after marriage they plan to postpone their conception.

5) Stress is also an important reason for infertility. Stress affects both male and female and affect their possibility of having children. Infertility problem can also be caused by the male partner.

6) Increase in diseases such as AIDS has affected reproductive possibility greatly. Disease have great impact on the couples as well as societies.

Is there any hope for these infertile women?

Timely medical treatment and proper counseling can do much help. People can find out hormone deficiencies that block their fertile life. Nowadays, advanced medical guidance is available of which most of the women are not yet aware.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
5th Jan 2013 (#)

Infertility is not a curse, but women may feel that way. I know right now there are many scientists and experts that say over population is a huge threat to the world, so maybe it is natures way of controlling our species because many of us have not chosen to control it ourselves.

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author avatar vpaulose
5th Jan 2013 (#)

I too feel it is the natural process, thank you Guruji.

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
5th Jan 2013 (#)

good observations

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author avatar vpaulose
5th Jan 2013 (#)

Thank you Deepa.

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author avatar humtum
5th Jan 2013 (#)

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author avatar humtum
5th Jan 2013 (#)



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author avatar vpaulose
5th Jan 2013 (#)

I too feel it is the natural process, thank you Humtum.

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author avatar M G Singh
5th Jan 2013 (#)

Thank you VP, but I think with a growing population that is going to sink the planet, infertility is not such a bad thing.

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author avatar vpaulose
5th Jan 2013 (#)

Thank you Madanji.

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