Reproductive health care

Having heard so much about infertility and the different treatments to conceive, it is important to consider that fertility can be taken care of before deciding to become parents.

Knowing about fertility care or having reproductive health is just as important as knowing about contraception and the prevention of sexually transmitted infections. Everyone in general, but young people in particular, should have knowledge about what reproductive capacity is and how sensitive we humans are to affect it when we have inadequate lifestyles. The important thing is that they consider the usefulness of protecting their own from the beginning of their sexual life, or before if possible, so that at the time they have the ease of having children if they wish, avoiding problems and frustrations.

Some Reproductive Health care are:

Mainly at puberty, they stimulate the development of secondary sexual characteristics (breast growth, widening of the hips, enlargement of external and internal genitalia), regulate the growth of long bones; among other.

All this complex system of organization and hormonal secretions are orchestrated by the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Ovary Axis.

It is important to highlight that exposure to sunlight and the percentage of body adipose tissue are directly related to menarche and menstrual cycles. Hence, girls or adolescents living in tropical or warm regions have an earlier onset than women from cold regions and with fewer hours of sun exposure during the year. Likewise, women with significant degrees of malnutrition and/or overweight can delay the onset of their menarche, as on some occasions the onset of secondary sexual characteristics.

  • Avoid being overweight and obese as these are associated with ovulation failure.

  • Refraining from smoking and using illegal drugs in addition to avoiding excessive alcohol consumption, these habits affect the fertility of both men and women.

  • Using a condom when you do not have a stable sexual partner is the best way to avoid sexually transmitted infections that can cause infertility in the future.

  • In the case of women, perform an annual gynecological check-up that includes: cervical cytology (Pap smear), ultrasound, breast examination, check-up to detect infections or inflammatory processes.

  • Be aware that the period of greatest fertility for women is from 20 to 30 years of age, then it drops a bit towards 35 and from there the quality of the ovules is not the best for a pregnancy, so there is more probability of abortions.

  • Consider the option of preserving fertility in the case of women who want to develop in the professional area. If the job or career invites the woman to postpone motherhood, vitrifying the ovules so that she can get pregnant with her own ovules when she is ready to become a mother, is the best choice.

  • Endometriosis is the cause of infertility, the woman should go to the gynecologist whenever she feels very intense menstrual pain, which could be symptoms of this disease.

“If you have been trying for a few months without success, come see us and together we will make your dream come true”

Dr. Liliana de la Rosa Pérez
Dr. Liliana de la Rosa Pérez
Reproductive Medicine Specialist
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