Common Myths About Infertility

Misconceptions About Conception

Since the dawn of time, there have been common myths and misconceptions circulating about infertility. In honor of Infertility awareness Week, we’re here to set the record straight.

Myth: Fertility is a women’s health issue

Although women are generally the focal point throughout the journey of pregnancy from conception to delivery, infertility affects both men and women equally. According to the National Infertility Association, about one third-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third to the male partner, and one-third to both partners.

Myth: You probably just need to relax.

Although stress can have adverse effects on your ability to conscience, it’s not always the case. In many instances, infertility is a result of physical health issues affecting one or both partners who are trying to conceive.

Myth: Age doesn’t affect men’s fertility.

While menopause may mark the end of a woman’s ability to conceive, men’s fertility can also be affected by age. As men continue to age and testosterone levels decrease, the quality of their semen steadily declines as well. Low sperm count and poor sperm mobility are factors that correlate with male infertility.

Myth: Infertility means you won’t be able to have your own children.

Just because you and your partner are struggling to conceive on your own does not mean that you are able to conceive, carry, and deliver your baby. Whether you decide to use fertility-enhancing medications or in-vitro fertilization (IVF), you have options to help you to start or expand your family.

Fertility Treatment in Palm Beach, Florida

At the Palm Beach Fertility Center, we will provide individualized attention combined with cutting edge technology. We want to assure you that you have access to the most advanced fertility treatment available in a warm, supportive atmosphere.

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