General Article Top 10 fertility myths now busted

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There are many misconceptions around infertility and fertility treatments in general and we’ve decided to explain why some of these mislead people or couples trying to conceive.

By Dr Jyoti Taneja, Consultant Gynaecology & Reproductive Medicine

1: Infertility is a female problem – myth busted

Infertility is the inability of a person to reproduce by natural means and can occur in both men and women.

Heterosexual couples may struggle to conceive naturally either due to fertility problems that may occur in one partner or even both. Heterosexual couples can also experience unexplained infertility which means that the available examinations and tests conducted may not explain what causes the infertility.

LGBTQ couples or single people can also struggle with fertility. Most commonly called: situational infertility, because biologically they cannot have a child. In other words, they may need fertility treatments, like insemination with a sperm donor, or treatment using donor gametes (donor...

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