In addition to basic fertility statistics, this page offers a summary of current fertility drugs.
For some fertility isn’t that much of an effort, and for others it can be something which will never happen for them.
For those women who do find it hard to get pregnant, there are fertility drugs available. These are given to stimulate the release of an egg from the ovary. The drug has to be controlled to prevent multiple pregnancies. Theses drugs have a vast success rate and are there to help the childless couples and individuals who cannot have children for one reason or another.
The two most commonly used fertility drugs are Gonadotrophins – hormones normally released by the pituitary gland to control activity of the ovary and Clomiphene.
Did you know…..?
- On average it takes a couple having regular sex approximately three to six months to conceive.
- An egg can still be fertilised by sperm which has been ejaculated up to seven days beforehand.
- It can take up to three hours for the sperm to fully enter the egg and for the woman to conceive.
- The male sperm contains three parts, the head, the body and the tail. Each plays an important part in the sperms quest to get to the egg.
- The male sperm is 100 times smaller than the actual egg.
- The female egg is less that one tenth of a pin-prick – completely invisible to the naked eye.