What is Fertility Screening?
Are you considering fertility screening? Well, you’re not alone.
Increasing numbers of couples are seeking fertility screening these days – some do so because they have trouble falling pregnant, while others are keen to fully assess and understand their fertility, even before they start trying for a baby.
It is a well known fact that more women are marrying at an older age, and postponing their pregnancies for their careers, or other lifestyle-related factors.
Fertility rates decreases, for both men and women as they get older. It is therefore unsurprising, that more and more couples are having trouble conceiving.
Couples are encouraged to seek fertility screening if they have been unable to conceive despite having regular, unprotected sexual intercourse for 1 year.
In cases of advanced maternal age (women >35), consultation with a doctor is recommended after 6 months of trying to conceive. Fertility screening aims to detect underlying medical and anatomical issues in either partner, which, if addressed properly and promptly, can assist in their reproductive success.
Infertility investigations doesn’t apply just to the ladies. Male factors account for one third of all infertility cases, while female factors contribute a further third, and combined factors occur in 20% of cases. That’s why its important to screen both partners.
Remember that fertility starts to decrease as you get older and drastically declines after the age of 35 years old.
What to expect?
The assessment starts with obtaining a thorough medical history from you and your partner – this includes your age, how long you’ve been trying for a baby, a menstrual history, sexual history and any previous sexually transmitted diseases, previous surgery and any previous pregnancies/miscarriages. After that, you will proceed on to Fertility Test.
What does the Fertility Test includes?
For a special negotiated price for Jebhealth, the couple fertility screening package includes: initial private Doctor Consultation for a couple, female hormone blood tests, female ultrasound pelvis, Male semen analysis and post examination review.