Couples that cannot conceive, without any obvious cause, are assumed to have unexplained infertility. Approximately 25-30% of couples, who choose IVF, are associated with it. But what is unexplained infertility?
If all infertility factors have been checked, and no pathological cause has been found and the couple has normal sexual intercourse on fertile days, it means that the couple belongs to this category.
Specifically a woman is affected when she has normal ovulation, endometriosis or inaccessible fallopian tubes due to adhesions have not been seen, has frequent contacts the days of ovulation (days 10 to 14 of her cycle) for more than one (1) year minimum, but without result! Assuming of course, that the man has normal sperm production.
Few data exists on the normal conception rates in couples with unexplained infertility and it is noteworthy that only 6% of couples that were having thoughts or waiting to start the IVF program achieved normal conception at this time. (12 months)
Tackling unexplained infertility depends on the woman's age and the time that infertility has been observed. In our center, always driven by less psychological and physical burdens, these events are initially treated with simpler and milder techniques and gradually continue with the more complex. So generally we start with a simple-cycle monitoring, then continue insemination with or without provocation ovulation and end with integrating the couple to the full IVF program.