In Mexico, between 4 and 5 million couples suffer from fertility problems and more are added every year, according to information from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography. Today, in Citmer’s blog, we tell you more about this condition and the most common assisted reproduction methods in our country.
This figure shows that a considerable percentage of couples have difficulties in conceiving. Consequently, the number of people who undergo assisted reproduction treatments has increased in recent years.
Infertility affects women and men equally. Specialists believe that this health problem is on the rise due to circumstances such as stress, alcohol and tobacco consumption, poor diet, and delayed motherhood, as well as genetic and hormonal factors.
Among the main causes of female infertility is endometriosis, which affects the quality of life of 7 million Mexican women, according to the World Health Organization. We also find causes such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and sexually transmitted diseases.
On the other hand, problems such as varicocele (dilated veins in the scrotum) or diseases such as diabetes can affect men’s reproductive health. In fact, oxidative stress on sperm is one of the major causes of male infertility of unknown origin.
Similarly, there are cases where we cannot attribute sterility only to the man or the woman, but have a mixed or simultaneous origin, that is, in both members of the couple.
Fortunately, medical and scientific advances have allowed us to achieve that more people and couples have a baby thanks to assisted reproduction. In many cases, this can be achieved with timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Today, there are various treatments and services in Mexico to achieve pregnancy. The most common are:
Before receiving treatment for infertility, a specialist should evaluate the couple to learn about their condition or problem. This will help identify which treatment or reproductive technique they need to achieve pregnancy.