Secondary infertility is the inability to become pregnant despite having regular unprotected sex for at least one year, or not being able to carry a baby to term despite previously having given birth to a baby. Secondary infertility shares many of the same causes of primary infertility. Here are some of the most common causes of secondary infertility as explained by Dr Kireki Omanwa:
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- You are a woman aged 35 and above
- You are a man whose sperm count and quality is low – especially men aged 50 and above
- You are a woman with polycystic ovary syndrome
- You are overweight or obese
- You drink too much alcohol and smoke
- Your fallopian tubes are blocked from infections such as gonorrhea
- You are a woman suffering from endometriosis or fibroids
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