Female Infertility

Problems in the ovulation process are the cause of most infertility cases for women. Without ovulation, there are no eggs to be fertilized. Signs that a woman is not ovulating normally include irregular or absent menstrual periods.

Less common causes of female infertility include:

  • blocked fallopian tubes
  • physical problems with the uterus
  • uterine fibroids

Variables that can affect a woman’s fertility include:

  • age
  • poor diet
  • weight
  • stress
  • smoking
  • alcohol consumption
  • strenuous athletic training
  • STDs