Infertility can be a huge struggle for men and women hoping to conceive. Unfortunately, infertility affects almost 7% of women and about 10-15% of men. Infertility in both men and women can be caused by anything from hormonal issues to physical blockages to genetic abnormalities.
Infertility is often left unexplained by Western medicine, which leaves conception and carrying a pregnancy to full term in the hands of doctors and scientists. Many couples turn to in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI) as the solution to infertility. Other couples simply keep trying and trying in hopes that they will manage to overcome fertility issues. This can be a devastating process and can make the men and women involved feel inadequate or cause extreme stress.