1 in 6 affected by infertility; WHO says there has been no evidence of an increase over the past 30 years

The World Health Organization says that one in six people worldwide cannot conceive after a year of unprotected sex, as reported by CNN.

Lifelong infertility was 17.5% according to a recent study WHO report, which analyzed data over a period of about 30 years. The data does not indicate a significant change or rising infertility rates, according to the controversial world body. The report also fails to conclude that there are significant differences in fertility associated with regions of the world.

“The data we analyzed for this report ran from 1990 to 2021, and over that period we saw no evidence of rising infertility rates. However, the way the data was arranged wasn’t really designed to answer that question,” says Dr. James Kiarie, Head of the Division for Contraception and Fertility at WHO.

A table of Data from 2015 to 2019 of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 13.8% of women ages 15 to 49 “find it difficult or impossible to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term.”

In 2022Also told WebMD that “Female infertility rates in the United States have remained about the same over the past two decades,” citing the journal Fertility and Sterility.

Also a report from 2016 First class health predicted that the infertility rate would increase, but indicated that the current infertility rate at the time was 15%.

“After a year of unprotected sex, 15 percent of couples are unable to father a child. And after two years, 10 percent of the couples still hadn’t achieved a successful pregnancy. That’s a dramatic difference from 20 or 30 years ago.”

“A few decades ago, most women had their first child around the age of 21. Today that age is closer to 26 or 27,” says the report, which aligns with other reports on how age affects fertility rates.

“Women aged 40 to 44 were 11 times more likely to have infertility,” WebMD said in its report.

dr Speaking to CNN, Emre Seli of March of Dimes clearly stated, “Fertility decreases as a partner ages.”

dr Pascale Allotey, director of the Division of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research at WHO, called infertility a “common health problem” and added that treatments and diagnostics remain underfunded.

“Infertility is an important public health issue because it can have far-reaching negative impacts on the lives of those affected,” Allotey said.

“WHO calls for universal access to affordable, quality fertility care, improved data so that infertility can be meaningfully addressed in health policies and programs, and greater efforts to ensure that this issue is no longer sidelined in health research and policy ‘ the director added.

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