Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of regular unprotected sexual intercourse. In order to get pregnant, a woman’s ovary must first release a mature egg (ovulation) which then needs to be fertilized by a man’s sperm. The fertilized egg (embryo) then travels down the fallopian tube and implants itself into the uterus. Anything that impairs any part of this intricate process can result in infertility.
Fortunately, many cases of infertility can be treated with the help of a fertility specialist. Assisted reproduction techniques such as In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) are also available to improve infertile couples’ chances of conceiving.
Common causes of infertility include increasing age (particularly for women in their mid-thirties and beyond), female factors such as blocked fallopian tubes and ovulation disorders, as well as male factors such as having a low sperm count, abnormal sperms and other structural defects.
Gynaecologist, Dr Christopher Ng is dedicated to providing personalized fertility treatment services to help infertile couples embark on their journey toward parenthood.