Involuntary childlessness

During intercourse millions of sperm cells are emptied into the vagina. Some of these sperm cells make their way to the uterine tubes. Once a month a ripe egg is released from the ovaries. The egg cell is caught by the uterine tubes where the sperm cell can fertilize the egg. The fertilized egg then makes its way to the uterus where it will hopefully settle for 9 months. It is that simple, yet there are many reasons for why it may not work or succeed every time. Between a fifth to a sixth of all couples have experienced infertility problems.

If a couple fails to become pregnant after a year of trying, it is recommended to get an examination from your general practitioner. Here the man will get a sperm test and the woman a blood test to determine if the sperm quality is normal and if ovulation occurs. Your general practitioner will then refer you to further examinations and treatment at a fertility or gynecological clinic.

It is necessary to know the cause of childlessness before the treatment is planned and initiated. When the cause is found we can counsel our patients on choice of treatment type and time. Examination and guidance are keywords in the individual treatment strategy.


Our clinic has become a specialized fertility clinic during the past 30 years and the general notion is that through examinations the best treatment with the highest chance of success will be found. Thus both the man and women will be tested during our examination process.


Infertility is often followed by an emotional burden such as lack of confidence "Is there something wrong with me?" and feelings of guilt "Am I to blame?". This type of negative feelings can cause unfair anger and frustrations in a relationship and should be avoided.