Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive naturally after 12 months (1 year) of regular, unprotected intercourse. Couples aged above 35 should seek medical advice if they have yet to conceive after 6 months of regular, unprotected intercourse.
An estimated one in six couples have trouble conceiving naturally. This may cause a lot of anxiety, depression, stress and confusion among couples, affecting the relationship or marriage over time.
Both spouses may feel afraid or guilty, fearing that they are at fault.
Science shows that one third of infertility is caused by a male factor and one third by the female factor. One third more is a combination of both male and female factors, while the remaining is unknown reasons.