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Infertility

Infertility

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infertility- causes. diagnostic features, counseling
infertility- causes. diagnostic features, counseling

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Published by: vincentsharon on Oct 03, 2010
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INFERTILITY ² DEFINITION,CAUSES,DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES  AND COUNCELLING 
 
DEFINITION
Infertility is the lack ofconception after 1 year ofunprotected sexualintercourse.(Hughes and Hammond1990)
Primary infertility: identifiesthose women who have neverconceived.
Secondary infertility: indicatesthose women who have formerlybeen pregnant but have not
 
FEMALE CAUSES
Ovulation
Hypothyroidism
Hypothalamic anovulation
Hyperprolactinaemia
Luteal phase defect: there is decreased hormoneproduction by the corpus luteumas well as decreasedlevel of FSH and LH.
Polycystic ovaries
Excessive male hormone (androgens)
Physical stress, psychological stress and extremelifestyle changes.

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