Explaining 7 Commonly Misunderstood Things about Infertility
What is infertility? The International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies defines infertility as “a disease characterized by the failure to establish a clinical pregnancy after 12 months of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse or due to an impairment of a person’s capacity to reproduce either as an individual or with his/her partner.” Infertility accounts for about twelve percent of women, regardless of their marital status in the United States.
Medcal Pharmacy, a fertility pharmacy in New York, hope to explain commonly misunderstood things about infertility:
- Myth 1: “It is all in my head!”
You might have heard a friend or a relative remark, “It is all in your head!” While they mean well, they are wrong. Infertility is not a psychological problem. It is a disease or condition of the reproductive system.
- Myth 2: “We are just not trying hard enough.”
Many people believe that if couples just work hard enough at having a baby, they will eventually get pregnant. However, this is not the real case. No matter how hard a couple tries to bear a child, if they do not ask for treatment, they may not be able to conceive.
- Myth 3: “Maybe we are trying too hard.”
Other people also think that infertile couples are just trying too hard. If they can just relax, they can conceive right away. Again, not trying enough or trying too hard is not the real culprit. Infertility is a medical condition.
- Myth 4: “I am too young to be infertile.”
Historical data suggests that the overall risk for infertility increases with age. Women in their 20s should not feel safe from infertility.
- Myth 5: “I am in great shape. There is no way I can be infertile.”
Doctors concur that there is no nexus between your health and your fertility. While poor nutrition can have an impact on fertility, this does not guarantee that fit women can be able to conceive a baby easily.
- Myth 6: “Infertility does not affect men. They produce sperm all the time!”
Historical, cultural, and religious factors have led women to believe that infertility is caused by problems with the female reproductive system. But modern research finds that men contribute to infertility too. Sperm issues, like low sperm count, is considered as the primary problem in over twenty percent of infertile couples.
- Myth 7: “There is nothing I can do…”
Thanks to scientific advances, infertility is now treatable. Here at Medcal Pharmacy, we focus on fertility treatment and medications for couples who are hoping to conceive. Let us talk about your condition. Feel free to visit our drugstore at 6010 Bay Pkwy., Brooklyn, New York. We are also operating a fertility pharmacy in New Jersey. For more info, call 718-331-2200.