More than 18 female infertility risk factors in detail

There are many different risk factors that can play a huge part when it comes to female fertility. For today we have chosen 18 of them in detail.

The Education Zone of Fertilitypedia explains 181 infertility risk factors. Our Education Zone has been created by team of medical experts and its professional source of information you can trust.

BRCA mutations A mutation in either of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are tumor suppressor genes.
Cervical polyps Small, elongated tumors that grow on the cervix and that are the most common cause of intermenstrual vaginal bleeding.
Early onset of menses Occurrence of menstruation in 11 years or less.
Early onset of pubarche The development of pubic hair before the age of 8 years in females and 9 years in males, without other signs of puberty.
Frequent menstrual cycles with duration > 8 days Prolonged and also excessive uterine bleeding that occurs at irregular, frequent intervals.
Genetic predisposition to PCOS Predisposition to developing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Gestational diabetes A form of diabetes that is first detected during pregnancy.
Hysterectomy Surgical removal of the uterus.
Irregular menstrual cycles An abnormal variation in length of menstrual cycles.
Low level of progesterone Serum progesterone concentration below the lower limit of the physiological values.
Never giving birth A woman who has never carried a pregnancy beyond 20 weeks.
Oral contraceptives A type of birth control that is designed to be taken orally to prevent pregnancy and that could negatively impact long-term fertility.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Infection of the upper part of the female reproductive system and a common complication of some sexually transmitted diseases.
Postponed pregnancy Postponement of childbearing to a higher age, which may involve higher risk of infertility for the woman and/or chromosomal abnormalities for the chil
Teratogenic contraceptives Use of birth control pills during pregnancy which may lead to an increase in the incidence of congenital anatomical defects in fetus.
Thrombophilia An abnormality of blood coagulation that increases the risk of thrombosis (formation of blood clots in blood vessels).
Traumatic early childhood experiences An incident or a number of different incidents that have strong and lasting consequences on the physical, mental and reproductive health of victims.
Yeast infection A type of fungal disease which affects vagina and causes itching, painful intercourse and can decrease fertility in women.

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