Weights, state of mind, age, stress, infections among others have been identified as some of the causes of infertility in both male and female.
A Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Dr. Taofeek Ogunfunmilayo, stated this at a forum in Abeokuta.
Dr. Ogunfunmilayo said being under or over weight in women could lead to infertility, he therefore enjoined awaiting mothers to maintain a healthy life style by taking balanced diet and avoiding stress.
He noted that infertility could occur in both men and women, as a result of the patient’s state of mind, controlled by the brain which could affect the hormones in the body system, advising men experiencing infertility to reduce stressful activities and avoid wearing tight underwear that causes heat thereby resulting to low sperm count.
The Gynecologist revealed that 85 to 90 percent of women could achieve pregnancy within a year and a woman of 38 years who does not get pregnant within four months after unprotected sex should undergo fertility probing
The medical expert said sexually transmitted infections that are not properly treated in both men and women could also result in infertility, advising partners to treat themselves, as one-sided treatment would lead to recurrence.