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How to Beat the Odds against Childlessness and Infertility issues in Marriage

Updated on November 27, 2014

Causes of infertility

1 thyroid problems

2 ovarian disorder

3 hormone disorder

4 cervical abnormalities

5 drug abuse

6 trauma

7 accidents

Having children

Having children is one of the cornerstones of marriage and is expected to happen after a period of unprotected sex that covers about twenty four months. Two years gives a reasonable margin when conception and pregnancy is likely in a sexually active marriage.

The fact that a young couple hasn’t achieved conception during this period shouldn’t be a red flag to the possibility of having a child because some marriages might make a child after four years without any intervention. But if the couple is trying to have a child and four years passes then they can visit a medical practitioner for examination and learn methods to achieve pregnancy.

The inability to conceive after unprotected sex for a period exceeding twenty four months without achieving conception or ever getting pregnant within that period is regarded as primary infertility. Secondary infertility is when a woman has actually achieved pregnancy during this period but because of certain circumstances lost the pregnancy.




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Statistics don’t lie

One out of every five women have pregnancy issues making up twenty five percent (25%) of all women world wide. The reasons vary from those that prefer not having children, age related factors, accident related problems, sickness and disease and many other factors.

In Europe 1/8 women experience one form of infertility or childbearing challenges, and this statistic is similar to many regions including Africa, Asia and India. The ratio arrived at concerning husbands and wives are an even 40% liability on each individual.

Factors that contribute to high birthrate

There are many factors that contribute to high birthrate in certain parts of the world; Africa is synonymous with having a high birth rate. The reason for high birth rates has to do with government policies, religious beliefs, education and availability of proper healthcare.

Early marriage image

Early marriage
Early marriage | Source

Poverty and many children

Poverty contributes to lots of children
Poverty contributes to lots of children | Source

Teenage pregnancy

Listed bellows are reasons certain countries have high birthrate

Low education- Low education contributes to naivety and also adds to poor knowledge of birth control methods. Although education is a high priority in many countries including Africa access to this education, poor teaching facilities a need for finance is responsible for more people being out of school.

The girl child in many regions doesn’t have the privilege of education because the family prefers educating the male child keeping the girl at home to contribute labor.

Early marriage- in parts of Africa and Asia marriages might be contracted according to tradition making the brides quite young when married. Because of this they have ample time to deliver children and find themselves having multitude of children sometimes as much as eight or nine.

The children come fast and many which usually increases the economic problems of that family contributing to a cycle of poverty and want.

Sexual orientation-sexual orientation has a lot to do with high birth rate

Teenage pregnancy-Younger people are experimenting with sex than ever before because of the unhealthy dose of imagery that they see daily. Even the advent of the internet has made such delicate topics more accessible to teens causing a rise in teenage pregnancy and unwholesome practices.

Experimentation-Experimentation at an early age has resulted in an increase in teenage pregnancy and childbearing despite the risks associated with young birth. A large percentage of children offered for adoption, abandoned and fostered are children of teenagers.

Poverty- poor people tend to have more children than those who have active carriers and time constraint. In rural areas around the world or ghetto community many couples engage in sex more frequently than middle or upper class marriages.

This interesting fact might have to do with close proximity living, lack of recreational activity, monetary constraint and the need for more sexual gratification. General census of many poor communities around the world has indicated a four to one ratio between low and middle class areas.

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Factors that contribute to low birth rate

Poor healthcare system

Many countries have poor healthcare that affects the population negatively, such poorly managed hospitals contribute to high infant mortality, maternal mortality and sexual infections

Sexually transmitted infections can contribute to low birth rate in many countries, such diseases like syphilis, and gonorrhea can cause blindness in infants. HIV infection women can transfer the disease to the child, so proper treatment and testing is needed to prevent mother to child transmission through treatment of the parents to lower viral counts and cesarean operation

Pregnant woman

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image of pregnant woman | Source


Evacuating the premature fetus by teenagers or even full adults causes a sharp decline in the number of children born world wide. Different countries have different laws that might allow or reject such practices making it a crime in some countries.

There are a few factors that causes a woman decide on this contractual procedure which is very dangerous and could even lead to the death of the woman. Some reasons women endanger their lives because of unwanted pregnancy, and unwillingness to care for a child are societal pressures, religious belief, rape and other factors

Men have problems too

Men also face fertility issues
Men also face fertility issues | Source

Causes of infertility

1 thyroid problems

2 ovarian disorder

3 hormone disorder

4 cervical abnormalities

5 drug abuse

6 trauma

7 accidents

Factors that cause infertility in both men and women

Understanding what causes infertility might help couples looking for children have better knowledge of what factors contribute to the condition. Infertility could be caused by any one of the partner in the marriage or could be caused by both husband and wife.

Causes of infertility include genetic pointers, infections like gonorrhea, mumps, conditions like acute diabetes, trauma related like accidents. Other physical issues like undecided testicles, tube infections, harmful pesticides, radiation, alcohol abuse, hard drugs and deformity and low SP count.

Other remote cause is erectile issues, cystic fibrosis, premature EJ problems with reproductive organs and vasectomy among others. Women having fertility challenges might experience ovarian issues, hormone disorders, cervical abnormalities, blocked fallopian tubes, fibroid damaged reproductive organs and many more.

Modern methods of fertility treatment

Childlessness and infertility

So how do you beat the odds against childlessness in marriage or infertility?

Infertility can either be caused by the male or female or both in rare cases, female infertility or male infertility may be a function of disease, illness, genetic, accident or heredity.

Infertility is the inability of a couple to conceive despite several months or years of unprotected sex, infertility in many cases can be addressed through medical intervention. Many couples might not have explored all the amazing technology available towards treatment and might unnecessarily wallow in despair.

Sometimes the couple are fertile but the woman has miscarriages after carrying the pregnancy a while. There are other causes such as age related conditions, male infertility and female infertility. Interestingly both parties carry equal burden according to statistics.

Generally African and Asia men arrogate the fault to their wives without ant scientific proof or checkup, this is wrong and if the couple do not collectively seek medical intervention the condition might remain unsolved.

Fertility methods

There are several fertility methods that can easily determine the most fertile period some of which are mentioned bellow

1 A woman can use a fertility monitor

2 Observe the cervical fluid

3 Use a microscopic saliva examiner

4 Use an ovation prediction kit

5 A urine analysis strip

6 Get in tune with ovulation pains

7 Observe breast tenderness

8 Monitor core body temperature

9 Identify fertile window by tracking menstrual cycle

Fertility Calendar

Make an effective fertility calendar
Make an effective fertility calendar | Source

Fertility in women

A fertile woman is one who easily gets pregnant over a certain period naturally. The conception comes without medical intervention when a couple engage in unprotected sex over a period especially when she’s most receptive to getting pregnant.

Fertility methods

Fertility methods include self awareness, behavioral habits and knowing the birth control methods and types available to her. Knowing her cycle is important and the periods before and after ovulation which could be used to achieve pregnancy or prevent it.

The major ways used to determine a woman’s most fertile period is through the observation of body temperature, cervical positioning, calculating your menstrual cycle and the cervical mucus. All of these methods are very effective ways in knowing the most fertile period when fertility can be easily achieved.

Medicine has come a long way through fertility devices that even the saliva can be a determinant

Fertility methods are not limited to core temperature, cervical mucus or menstrual cycle but can also be determined through urine analysis by the aid of a specialized aid called the ovulation predictor kit. Other effective methods are when you experience ovulation pain or your breast has a delegate sensation of tenderness.

Clear Blue Fertility Monitor Device

Fertility monitor
Fertility monitor | Source

Technology monitoring methods

1 Basal body temperature method- can be used to avoid pregnancy or determine most fertile period

2 Calendar based method-

3 Standard days method

4 Lactation amenorrhea method

5 Natural method

6 Billings method

7 The ovulation method

8 Creighton method

Fertility monitors

Fertility methods using technology can effectively monitor certain signs such as the woman’s core temperature, cervical mucus and the cervical positioning. Technology used to monitor fertility periods monitoring all three vital signs concentrate on symptoms and is referred to as symptom based methods.

Technology used to monitor cervical mucus includes the two day method, the Creighton model, the effective Billings Ovulation method, and other ovulation methods. The three major fertility signs any woman wanting pregnancy should be basal body temperature, cervical mucus monitor and cervical positioning.

Seek proper medical intervention if primary or secondary infertility is noticed, fertility treatment, and monitoring your cycle or just a few methods to beat the odds of childlessness. But if all fails then there is always the option of using surrogacy, and adoption.

Getting your own child against many odds is much easier today than any time in mankind’s history. Because of medical advancement and techniques that work.

Artificial insemination

Artificial Insemination is a process that has been used successfully to treat particular infertility problems, they method involves direct insertion of the males essence into the females reproductive system. The simple and common procedure increases the possibility of natural conception and pregnancy by eliminating obstructions especially when inserted in the uterus, fallopian tube or cervix.

It aids men who suffer low counts and other dysfunctions that could adversely affect conception. After ovulation has been established through medical test the doctor introduces the spermatozoa through insemination.

Combining the egg and the spermatozoa outside the body and then later introduced into the female is in vitro fertilization, the method is usually carried out alongside fertility treatment. This method has a 40/60 success rate and might have to be done a few times with resultants of success or multiple births.


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