11 Risk Factors of Infertitlity

Risk factors of infertility

Infertility is the inability to get pregnant. It is the biological inability to conceive and carry a full term pregnancy. According to research, about 20% of the cases of infertility are due to a problem in the man and about 40% to 50% of the cases of infertility are due to a problem in the woman. Many cases of apparent infertility are treatable. Infertility occurs may be because of one partner or may be due to both of them. There are many causes or risk factors of infertility, which we will discuss and will try to reduce that factor for a healthy relationship.

Risk factors of infertility

factors of infertility

Infertility occurs due to our unbalance lifestyle. There are various risk factors or causes of infertility.


This is the factor that is being in discussion for a long time. No doubt age affects the pregnancy conditions. Because the woman’s fertility starts decreasing after the age of 32, and continues doing so. Male fertility gradually drops after the age of 40.


Smoking, significantly increases the risk of infertility. Because smoking damages reproductive organs. It breaks the eggs or results in premature menopause. Smoking also increases the risk of cancer and there is increased risk of miscarriage

3Alcohol consumption

Consumption of alcohol for pregnant women is not good for their health. It lowers down the fertility of both male and female. Moderate consumption of alcohol do not affect the men’s fertility, but lower down the sperm count in male. So, alcohol consumption is harmful for the health and for the future in case of pregnant women.

4Being obese or overweight

Overweight is also a reason of infertility. At present due to advanced lifestyle, overweight / obesity is often found to be the main causes of female infertility. A man with more weight has a higher risk of having abnormal sperm.

5Eating disorders

Junk food consumption affects the fertility system of the body. Women who turn out to be seriously underweight as a result of an eating mess may have fertility problems.


Over-exercising also creates the ovulation problem with the women. To get a slim body, some women do exercise more than seven hours a day that is not good for their health.

7Mental stress

Now-a-days stress is also a major factor of affecting the fertility rate in women. Studies indicate that female ovulation and sperm production in men may be affected by mental stress. If at least one partner is stressed, then there is a possibility of less sex intercourse, that results in infertility.

8Not exercising

Leading to a modern lifestyle women are more busy with their office work. Due to this she does not have time to do exercise, which harms her body. Because of this woman has to go through the infertility problem. Sometimes not only in a woman, fertility lower in men also.

9Sexually transmitted infections

Chlamydia can make the man’s scrotum become swollen and damage the Fallopian tubes. Some other STIs may also cause infertility.

10Exposure to some chemicals

Some pesticides, herbicides, metals (lead) and solvents are being linked to fertility problems in both men and women.

11Being vegan

Improper consumption of nutrients create problem in fertility and delivery. So, if you are a strict vegan you must intake iron, folic acid, zinc and vitamin B-12 adequately, otherwise your fertility may become affected.

By: Shaveta Kandhari