According to WHO estimates, around 60-80 million couples worldwide currently suffer from infertility. According to Indian Council of Medical Research estimates, the incidence of infertility in India is at approximately 4 percent. In the different age groups, the overall prevalence of primary infertility is estimated to be between 3.9 and 16.8 per cent.
Delay in pregnancy, age, and sedentary lifestyle, stress are the main reasons females suffer from infertility in India. Infertility in men can be due to alcohol and drug use, toxins, smoking, age, health problems like obesity, medicines like testosterone, radiation, excessive testicular heat, and chemotherapy.
While in women, infertility includes ovulation problems like polycystic ovary syndrome, blocked fallopian tubes, uterine problems, uterine fibroids, age, stress, poor diet, excessive exercise and physical activities are believed to be responsible.
Experts have said proper education and counselling on reproductive health is very essential for couples to overcome the problem of infertility. Following a disciplined and healthy lifestyle can also help tackle this problem.