What is Infertility?
In the simplest definition, infertility is the condition of not being able to get pregnant or conceive after having unprotected sex for one year or longer. To get pregnant, the woman’s body must release an egg from her ovaries and the man must produce healthy sperm that can fertilise the eggs. The fertilized egg must then travel through the fallopian tube towards the uterus. But due to any reproductive health issue, if a couple is unable to bear a child, they are considered to be infertile. Infertility can be of two types – primary and secondary. If the couple has not yet conceived or achieved pregnancy even once, the condition is known as primary infertility. If the couple has once achieved pregnancy but failed to conceive again, the condition is known as secondary infertility.