Subfertility (මදසරු භාවය) or sub-infertility is defined as when a couple is unable to have children for a one year period without using birth control methods. It is further categorized as Primary Subfertility and Secondary subfertility.

When a couple has never been able to conceive a child, it is considered Primary Subfertility. If the couple has had a child before but currently unable to produce a child within one year, it is considered Secondary Subfertility.

There is nothing so dreadful for a couple than being unable to have a child. But fear not, subfertility can be cured with proper Ayurvedic treatments. Read along to know more about the causes of subfertility.

What is the difference between infertility and subfertility?

Infertility (වඳ භාවය) means the inability to produce children by natural causes. An infertile man or woman cannot be cured to have a child naturally. Artificial insemination methods such as Itro fertilisation (IVF), Intrauterine insemination (IUI) should be used in such cases. Although, these methods are very costly compared to the average household income in Sri Lanka.
Subfertility, on the other hand, is not permanent; it is just a delay in producing a child. Contrary to the social belief, just because a couple hasn’t been able to produce a child doesn’t mean they are infertile. Almost all the time, this can be attributed to subfertility. It can indeed be cured by consulting a specialist doctor in subfertility.

Both male and females are prone to subfertility. Therefore when diagnosing for a probable cause of subfertility, both partners must be evaluated by the doctor.

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