Unfulfilled wish for children

When a woman can’t get pregnant, she usually thinks it’s her problem. But this isn’t necessarily the case, as an unfulfilled desire to have children often involves factors relating to the woman and to the man in equal measure – or a combination of the two. A range of treatment methods often have a positive effect on the likelihood of having a child.

Around 10-15 percent of Swiss couples have difficulties fulfilling their desire to have a child. Experts speak of an unfulfilled wish to have children when a couple has unprotected sexual intercourse over the course of a year and the woman still does not become pregnant.

There are numerous reasons for fertility difficulties, which is why the woman and the man are each examined after a comprehensive consultation. Most cases do not involve complete infertility, but rather a fertility disorder.