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Tag: dealing with infertility

Causes of Female Infertility

Published October 09, 2007        by Nicole

A woman may be infertile because of a variety of conditions. Age is one factor: recent research has shown that a woman’s fertility decreases significantly between the ages of thirty-one and thirty-five and continues to decline thereafter until menopause when it ceases. An imbalance of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone or of other hormones secreted from the pituitary or thyroid glands can interfere with the reproductive cycle. It may also be that she is not ovulating [releasing an egg each month]; this is true in about twenty-five percent of all infertility cases. Structural problems are often the cause of infertility. The fallopian tubes [through which the egg travels on its way from the ovary to the uterus] may be obstructed, often as a result of pelvic inflammatory disease Read more