April 25, 2023 4 min read

Infertility affects millions of people globally. It's a medical condition that can make it difficult or impossible for people to get pregnant. Factors contributing to infertility include age, hormonal imbalances, genetic disorders, infections, and lifestyle factors like smoking and obesity. 

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that around 19% of married women in the US aged 15 - 44 are unable to fall pregnant after one year of trying.

The Emotional Impact of Infertility

Infertility can be a challenging experience that can cause stress, anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation and inadequacy. It may cause strain in relationships and could even lead to financial difficulties since infertility treatments can be expensive and are not always covered by insurance. At My Sexual Health, we understand the emotional toll infertility can take, and we're here to provide support and resources to help you cope with the challenges.

Causes of Infertility

Infertility can have many different causes, both in men and women. Here are some of the most common:

  1. Age - As women age fertility declines, with the most significant decline occurring after age 35.
  2. Hormonal imbalances - Hormonal imbalances can cause irregular ovulation, making it difficult to conceive.
  3. Genetic disorders - Genetic disorders can affect fertility by causing abnormalities in the reproductive system.
  4. Infections - Some sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can have a negative impact on the reproductive system.
  5. Lifestyle factors - Lifestyle factors like smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and obesity can also affect fertility.
  6. Structural abnormalities - Structural abnormalities in the reproductive system, such as blockages or fibroids, can make it difficult for sperm and egg to meet.
  7. Medications - Some medications can have an impact on fertility.

It's important to note that a combination of factors can cause infertility, and in many cases, the cause of infertility is unknown. Therefore, if you're struggling with infertility, we recommend that you speak with a credible sexual health provider who can help identify the cause of the problem and recommend appropriate treatment options.


MSH's Role in Fertility Issues Beyond Diagnosis

At My Sexual Health, we understand that not all fertility challenges are straightforward. Our team is experienced in handling sensitive conditions that affect fertility, such as unconsummated marriages, vaginismus, and sexual pain, which can prevent couples from engaging in regular sexual activity. By addressing these issues, we've helped hundreds of couples take meaningful steps towards parenthood. If you're experiencing these challenges, our providers can offer basic fertility advice, assessments, and tailored interventions.

For those who have regular sexual contact but have not conceived after a year, it is advisable to consult a fertility specialist to explore advanced diagnostic and treatment options. Our partners, like Wijnlands Fertility, are well-equipped to provide comprehensive fertility evaluations and treatments.

Available Infertility Treatments

Fortunately, various infertility treatments are available that can help people achieve their dream of having a child. These treatments include medications to stimulate ovulation, intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilisation (IVF), and surrogacy. 

In addition, MSH proudly offers a diverse range of fertility supplements in our online store, tailored to support your fertility journey. Click on the links below to learn more.

Advanced Fertility Support

Advanced Fertility Support is a delicious All-In-One high protein shake including a complete range of targeted prenatal vitamins and minerals (including 500mcg active folate), myo-inositol, co-enzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid and Maca-root - all to support better oocyte (egg) quality. 

Lamelle Ovaria - Ovarian Health Supplement

Ovaria is a brand-new ovarian-health nutritional supplement whose ingredients are proven to be just as effective as traditional treatments (metformin or glucophage) for PCOS, but without any of the side effects. 


PCOSITOL is a nutritional supplement to support female patients suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). 

Prelox – Male Fertility Supplement

Prelox® is a patented Male Fertility Supplement containing a blend of Pycnogenol and L-arginine.

Delfran Sperm-I-Prove

Specifically developed to help sperm motility and morphology, it has been shown to significantly improve pregnancy rates.

Advocating for Better Infertility Care

As healthcare providers, we must work to raise awareness about infertility and advocate for better access to infertility care. This includes supporting policies that ensure insurance coverage for infertility treatments, increasing funding for infertility research, and promoting education and awareness about infertility and its impact on people's lives.


A Note on Sensitivity in Communication

Discussing family planning and infertility can be deeply personal. It's important to approach these conversations with sensitivity. Some individuals or couples may choose not to have children, while others may be privately struggling with infertility issues. Comments and questions about one's reproductive plans can be unintentionally hurtful. We encourage empathy and respect in all discussions about family planning, recognising that everyone's situation is unique and deserves understanding.

If you are struggling with infertility, we encourage you to book an appointment with a credible sexual health provider or fertility specialist such as Vitalab Fertility Clinic or Wijnlands Feritilty, who work closely with My Sexual Health, to learn more about infertility and your options for treatment.

If difficulties in conceiving arise from the inability to engage in sexual intercourse, our dedicated Credible Sexual Health Providers are here to assist you - click here to book a consultation and begin your journey. 

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