Dr Ogbodo Nwobodo, an Abuja based physician, has attributed the prevalence of barrenness to some unsafe practices among women.
Nwobodo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday that women ought to avoid habits identified by medical personnel as causes of barrenness.
He noted that although there are various causes of barrenness in women, not-well-treated Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) could be one of the reasons in some cases.
According to him, pregnancy may not occur due to hormonal problems, which could affect the release of eggs in the ovary and the thickening of the lining of the uterus.
“Also, teenage abortion is a fundamental cause of infertility, especially when it results in pelvic inflammation that can block the fallopian tube.
“Cleansing private part with anti-septic or medicated soap causes irritation and may result in inflammation of the vagina,’’ the physician said.
He explained that fibroid, arising from irregular sexual activities by a woman, could also lead to barrenness if not treated promptly.
He also said that if a couple had been experiencing painful sexual activities, it could be part of the symptoms of any disease that could predispose a woman to barrenness.
He noted that although some people saw infertility as a woman’s problem, the problem might be with the male partners in some cases.
Nwobodo said infertility in a man might even be the only reason why a couple could not conceive.
He, therefore, advised men to go for fertility test like women.
He also urged couples in that condition to observe the cause of infertility among themselves.
He said that routine visit to the hospital for the check-up was important whenever they notice any change in their body system. (NAN)
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