Where is Infertility the Most Prevalent?
There seems to be a misconception that fertility challenges only happen in nations, such as the United States, where there are women who are postponing motherhood due to an emphasis being placed on their career aspirations. Or, that the increased stress and pressures brought on by society to excel as a professional is to blame. However, if one researches about infertility then you would find out that developing nations also have their challenges despite living a lifestyle that is the polar opposite of western nations.
There is no one country or location with 100% fertility.
In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) offers on their website several articles which cite that infertility is a global problem with great impact. If you view the map attached, you will see that some of the highest areas of primary fertility problems occur in nations where great value is placed on childrearing for economic reasons, such as China and the Mid-East. While fertility treatment options are readily known or available in countries with westernized medicine, the WHO sites that many couples are unaware of causes and medical interventions that can assist and increase the likelihood of pregnancy.
Coming Soon – What are the actions taken by countries to address infertility?
About the author
Louise Sattler is a Psychologist who specializes in multicultural education and media.
Authors Note: As an advocate for women’s health, I wrote this blog to provide information and bring attention to the matters of infertility on a global level. I was compensated for my expertise.