Family Planning Module: 12. Overview of Infertility

Study Session 12  Overview of Infertility


Around one in seven couples may have difficulty conceiving. However, the number of couples who are actually infertile is very low, about 5% globally. In this study session, you will learn about the problems associated with the fertility of couples. Infertility can occur in both men and women, and sometimes in both partners. It can have a debilitating effect on a family, and even lead to divorce. Family planning can help couples by providing appropriate counselling to identify and manage any infertility problems.

In this study session you will cover the definition, types, causes, associated factors, prevention, and treatment of infertility.

Learning Outcomes for Study Session 12