Over the past four days (see “Related Posts” at the bottom), we’ve explored in some detail, four of the main causes of infertility.
When a couple doesn’t have children, it can get frustrating. But when maliciousness, lack of education (not to be confused with ‘being literate’) and false, traditional beliefs are mixed in, the result is more often than not, a broken marriage.
All over Africa Nigeria, there are women who have been thrown out of their marital homes, because they ‘failed to get pregnant’. Yes, even in 2016. There are just as many women, going from one quack prophet to another prayer mountain, in their quest for motherhood. For the most part, their husbands don’t go with the seeking wives to all these places, or subject themselves to endless and invasive medical tests that the women are tasked with undergoing.
The idea that infertility is not a man’s problem, can only create harm. Infertility is not a woman’s problem; it is a couple’s problem.
Combination infertility, which is said to be responsible for 20 – 30% of infertility cases, occurs when one or both partners has been diagnosed with one or more fertility issues.
Symptoms of combination infertility vary, because the causes are different. Therefore, appropriate treatment would be on a case-by-case basis, after a diagnosis has been made.
As I have previously said, while knowledge is crucial, self-diagnosis is not. Only a qualified medic can tell you – after tests have been carried out – whether the absence of the patter of tiny feet in your case, is due to combination infertility.
You can find other posts addressing some other causes of infertility, in the ‘Related Posts’ below.
PS: If you suffer or know someone who has had to deal with any of the causes of infertility listed in this series and/or you had your happy ending despite the infertility issues, please feel free to leave a comment below.
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DISCLAIMER: The afore-mentioned information is not intended to replace consultation with a physician or to diagnose or treat any condition. Please, see your doctor without delay if you have any symptoms that you are unsure of. Do not stop taking any prescribed medication or start any lifestyle changes without your own doctor’s supervision.