How STDs Can Destroy Your Fertility

STDsAccording a recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) Surveillance Report, the sexually transmitted spread of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis is at an all-time high in the U.S. This is of grave concern to those planning on having a family in their future – short or long term. STD’s have increased for the fifth consecutive year.

Alarming STD Data

In the U.S., there are an estimated total of 2.5 million cases of:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis

Other STDs – HPV and herpes – often go unreported. Open up the conversation with your doctor about your sexual activity and the number of partners in your life. It is imperative to your future fertility.

Fortunately, antibiotics can cure STDs like syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. However, if these serious STDs go untreated, they can be transmitted and will lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and an increased risk of HIV.

STD Transmission Factors

Factors that contribute to the rise of STDs are drug use, poverty, stigma, and unstable housing. A decline in condom use in vulnerable populations has also contributed to the rise of STDs. Additionally, cuts to local- and state-funded STD clinics have prevented people from getting screened for STDs and receiving proper care in the event they have an STD.

To address this epidemic, the CDC recommends healthcare providers make STD screening and treatment a standard part of medical care. They also believe that state and local health departments should improve the public health infrastructure. You can also take action by making sure you and your partner(s) get tested regularly if you're sexually active.

Female Infertility Awareness

The World health Organization defines infertility as a disease of the reproductive system. Infertility affects one in eight couples. The shame and social stigma of infertility must be knocked down with knowledge and prompt medical attention. Click Here to watch The Infertility Doctor’s recent webinar covering the top causes of female infertility.

  1. Female Age and Ovarian Reserve (egg supply)
  2. Ovulation Disorder (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - PCOS)
  3. Ovulation Disorders (Hypothalamic - Pituitary - Thyroid - Adrenal)
  4. Tubal and Pelvic Factors
  5. Lifestyle Factors (Weight - Nutrition - Smoking - Exercise)

Other Infertility Facts

  • 40 percent of infertility cases are due to female-factors
  • 40 percent of infertility cases are due to male-factors
  • 20 percent of infertility cases are due to both male and female factors

Female Infertility Factors

A woman’s fertility challenges are caused by a wide range of medical conditions hindering her reproductive system.

  • Diminished Ovarian Reserve (due to natural aging)
  • Ovulation Disorders (Hypothalalamic – Pituitary- Thyroid – Adrenal)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Tubal Factors (blocked Fallopian tubes)
  • Pelvic Factors
  • Uterine Factors
  • Endometriosis
  • Embryo Implantation Failure
  • Lifestyle Factors (Obesity – Poor Nutrition – Smoking – Lack of Exercise)

These medical conditions require specialized medical attention. Do not ignore or downplay a medical diagnosis that can have harsh consequences in the future when you decide to start a family – and cannot.

The Compassionate Fertility Doctor

It is important to work with a compassionate fertility doctor having over 35 years of clinical diagnostic and successful treatment experience.

Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs has two beautiful office located in Hoffman Estates IL and Buffalo Grove IL. Dr. Jacobs is the Senior Doctor at Fertility Centers of Illinois and has privileges in 10 fertility clinic locations and 2 IVF centers located in the Chicagoland area. After you consult with Dr. Jacobs, you can choose from all convenient locations to pursue your customized IVF treatment plan.

Click Here To Schedule Your Consultation  With Dr. Laurence Jacobs