Awareness is important to face infertility issues
On the 2nd of November, we celebrate start of World Fertility week. This week is about education, understanding. empowerment of persons with fertility problems. Having fertility problems is still a taboo for many people. World Fertility week aims to break the silence and help people with fertility problems knowing that they are not alone. Cryos, the first independent donor sperm and egg bank in Cyprus, on the occasion of World Fertility week, is stepping-up the efforts to raise the awareness about fertility issues by giving important advice.
According to WHO 10% of world population suffer with infertility issues. When a couple is trying to conceive a child for more than 12 months without success, they should consult their doctor. For women over 35 years, it is advisable to see a doctor as soon as possible to check your chances of getting pregnant. Studies have shown that men’s fertility also decreases after the age of 40-45.
If you happen to be one of the people who can’t conceive right away, you should not lose hope. As you can see from statistics, you are definitely not alone – many people are in the same situation as you, and there are lots of possibilities to get the right help. Fertility is not always constant -15 % will experience infertility at one point in their life. Fertility can increase and decrease with your lifestyle choices. Some people experience infertility due to their weight. They can improve their fertility by consuming a healthy diet and balanced exercise, by lowering the alcohol consumption and avoiding smoking.
Some men and women who are in the process of fertility treatment may experience mental issues such as depression and stress. The negative feelings come from the strong unfulfilled desire to have a child. When experiencing depression or stress it can be extremely helpful to seek professional help. Getting professional help for mental issues can increase the chance of getting pregnant.
It is Important that people with infertility issues consult with a doctor to find out the cause. When knowing the facts about your situation, it will be easier to discover your options for having your child. In many serious cases, sperm and egg donation might be the solution to infertility problems.
Saghar Kasiri, Cryos’ Director of European Operations, on the occasion of the World Fertility Week, mentioned: “Couples with fertility issues have to understand that they are not alone and explore the possibilities for their next step towards becoming a parent. If you are having issues with conceiving, the first step you need to take is to determine the cause and the severity of the issue. Cryos International by providing high quality donor eggs and sperm has been assisting thousands of couples to make their dream of having their own family, come true”.