What is infertility?

A couple is considered to have fertility issues when they have been unable to achieve a spontaneous pregnancy after 12 months of regularly engaging in unprotected intercourse. Generally speaking, humans are not known for having high reproductive capabilities, as there is only a 25% chance of achieving pregnancy during a sexual encounter at the time of the woman’s ovulation.

How can you tell if one or both partners are infertile?

At WeFIV, we analyze each case individually based on the patient's medical history and the results of physical examinations. Women should undergo a basal hormonal study, ultrasound, and hysterosalpingography so that doctors can determine whether additional tests are needed, depending on each person's specific situation. As for men, a semen analysis or spermogram is necessary to assess semen quality for a diagnosis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Infertility refers to a condition that prevents a couple who can conceive from carrying a pregnancy to term with a healthy newborn. Sterility, on the other hand, is the inability of an individual or couple to conceive.


Obsessing over controlling the timing of sexual encounters can be counterproductive, as anxiety can negatively impact the relationship. Scheduling sexual encounters can even decrease the chances of achieving a spontaneous pregnancy. It is important to know that an egg can be fertilized for up to 48 hours after leaving the ovary, while sperm can fertilize for up to 72 hours.

Babies born through Assisted Reproduction treatments are like other children and do not have additional health issues.

It is possible to detect a decrease in male fertility through a lower sperm count and reduced sperm motility. In women, fertility declines with age, making it more difficult to achieve a natural pregnancy at advanced ages.

Ovulation typically occurs halfway through each menstrual cycle. In cases where the cycle lasts 28 days, this would be on day 14. A method to determine when you ovulate is to note that basal body temperature increases by 0.4 to 0.6 tenths 24 hours after ovulation begins.

Primary infertility encompasses cases where no pregnancies have been carried to term successfully, while secondary infertility occurs when a pregnancy cannot be achieved after having given birth to a child.

Sperm abnormalities can affect movement, shape, or vitality. Causes may include infections or the presence of antibodies, altered chromosome numbers, and other factors. Diseases such as diabetes, kidney and liver failure, or thyroid problems can also cause sperm abnormalities. Some causes of these abnormalities are related to the use of certain medications, drugs, tobacco, or stress.