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STERILITY. Barrenness; incapacity to produce a child. It is curable and incurable; when of the latter kind, at the time of the marriage, and arising from impotency, it is a good cause for dissolving a marriage. 1 Fodere, Med. Leg. Sec. 254. See Impotency.

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It can help in breaking the stigma around infertility", said H.E.
In contrast to male infertility, there is no single test that can tell whether a woman is infertile or not.
Infertility is associated with a wide range of social, psychological, physical and financial problems for couples (5, 6).
However, the study found that certain women were much more likely to get infertility treatment.
Minister Tarr calls on the on the public to put arms around those affected, adding, 'Infertility didn't stop one from being a mother, let the infertile women feel protected.'
Some of the most common issues that can cause infertility include:
Fertile men in the research had an average length of 13.4 centimeters while men struggling with infertility were shorter by almost a centimeter at 12.5.
Endocrinology studies on female infertility have brought to limelight problems of anovulatory cycle and hyperprolactinemia.
Depression has significant association with infertility.2 Infertility is both medically and socially a significant problem.