OCCURENCE: More than 100 thousand cases per year (in Nigeria)
TREATMENT: Treatable by a medical professional
DIAGNOSIS: Usually self-diagnosable
SCIENTIST TEST: Lab tests or imaging often required
BE-AWARE: Resolves within months (Medium-term)
AFFECTED PERSON MAY EXPERIENCE: inability to get pregnant or anxiety
NOTE: The cause of infertility may be difficult to determine but may include inadequate levels of certain hormones in both men and women, and trouble with ovulation in women. The main symptom is an inability to get pregnant. In many cases, there are no additional symptoms.
TREATMENT: Many treatments significantly improve the chances of getting pregnant. They include hormone treatments, fertility drugs and surgery. In addition, assisted reproduction uses various medical techniques to fertilise an egg. Consult a doctor for medical advice
Self-care: Timed intercourse
Medications: Estrogen modulator, Anti-diabetic medication, Hormone, and Sex hormone suppression
Medical procedure: Artificial insemination, Assisted reproductive technology, Ovulation induction, and IVF
Therapies: Counseling psychology
Specialists: Endocrinologist, Primary Care Provider (PCP), and OBGYN Doctor.
Sources: College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and others.