What is the most common cause of female infertility?

One of the most common causes of infertility in women is related to ovulation problems. Some of these ovulation problems are caused by hormonal disorders such as polycystic ovary syndrome which affect the release of eggs from the ovaries.

Other disorders that can affect ovulation and impact the menstrual cycle include hyperthyroidism, where too much thyroid hormone is being produced and hypothyroidism, where there is too little being produced. Other underlying causes that may impact ovulation include excessive exercise, eating disorders, injury or tumours.

Assessing and correcting fertility problems is the first step in any fertility treatment and at Fertility First, we want to make the process as easy as possible with minimal invasiveness. In general, women may help improve their chance of conceiving through lifestyle modifications under the guidance of their fertility specialist.


Nic Stark

Nic Stark is Fertility First's Senior Research Embryologist. She holds a Masters of Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics, a Bachelor in Medical Science, and is completing her PhD in Medicine (Reproductive Physiology). She has been an embryologist for over 15 years.

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