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How do you know if a woman is fertile?

By Dr. Mónica Aura Masip.
Last Update: 11/05/2021

The only way to be sure that a woman is fertile is the pregnancy itself. Nowadays, we have different tests that can make us think that there is a problem. Some of them allow us to deduce that pregnancy will not occur naturally.

Today, there are several factors that allow us to estimate whether it will be more or less likely, since many of them make pregnancy difficult but not completely impossible. Among the most valued are: age, especially of the woman (the older the woman, the fewer good quality eggs); ovarian factors (decreased ovarian reserve); metabolic factors (thyroid disorders, elevated prolactin, diabetes, obesity, toxic habits, etc.); coagulation disorders (hinder implantation or correct growth of the embryo); anatomical factors, genetic factors and immunological factors.

Studies are usually not initiated until 12 months after the search. But in cases of women over 35 years of age, known genetic diseases, irregular menstruation, miscarriages, previous pelvic surgery or men with genital pathology, it should be started earlier, so as not to delay treatment if necessary.

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Dr. Mónica  Aura Masip
Dr. Mónica Aura Masip
MD, MSc
Gynecologist
Dr. Mónica Aura has a degree in Medicine and General Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). She is also a specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics from the Hospital de Santa Creu y Sant Pau and has a Master's degree in Human Assisted Reproduction from the University Juan Carlos I of Madrid and another in Health Center Management from the UB.
Licence number: 31588
Gynecologist. Dr. Mónica Aura has a degree in Medicine and General Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). She is also a specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics from the Hospital de Santa Creu y Sant Pau and has a Master's degree in Human Assisted Reproduction from the University Juan Carlos I of Madrid and another in Health Center Management from the UB. Licence number: 31588.