Fact Sheet For Fertility

reproductionReproduction is the ability to produce an offspring through a biological process. Every living thing is the result of reproduction. Just like any animals, humans have to reproduce to ensure its survival. Unfortunately, not all are humans can do this. Some have medical conditions which require extensive treatments, while some just need to adjust a few minor changes to their lifestyle to naturally increase fertility.

Here is a few list of details about fertility.

According to the book, Infertility As A Covered Benefit (William M. Mercer, 1997) 85 to 90 percent of infertility are usually treated via drug or surgical method. Less than 3 percent requires in vitro fertilization.

Without any medical assistance, around 60 percent will conceive if they tried getting pregnant for six months according to Infertility As A Covered Benefit by William M. Mercer, 1997

From the same book above, 44 percent of women have resorted to medical assistance but only 65 percent of them gave birth.

Weight affects a fertility according to a research from March of Dimes. Getting the appropriate weight range will help the body before and during pregnancy.

Age factor also affects male according to a research from Bristol and Brunel University. They evaluated 8,500 couples and found out that the percentage of failed impregnation increase as the male age reaches 35 and above.

A couple with the age range of 29 to 33 only has a 20 to 25% chance of conceiving every month according to National Wome’s Health Resource Center.

The survey conducted from 2006 to 2010 by the National Survey of Family Growth 1 in every 8 couples have infertility problems.

The time period of trying to conceive is affected by age. If you are 35 and below and have been trying to conceive for the last 12 months a trip to your doctor is recommended. If you are 35 plus and have been trying for 6 months, a consultation with your doctor is also recommended.

The list gives you an idea of how serious fertility problem is today.

Disclaimer: The information above is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical advice. It should never be used to diagnose or treat any health issue. Please contact your doctor for medical advice.

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Cinemagraph – The gray line between video and photo

If you are looking for some amazing GIFs to share on Tumblr or other social media sites, Cinemagraph is the answer.

Cinemagraph gives an interesting viewpoint on photography. It captures a snippet of time that seems stuck there. To create this effect, a small video is recorded to capture the movement of a single or couple of objects while the background remains completely still. Then with the use of software, the movement played then looped forever. This will create an illusion of time stopping.

To create one you will need concept and proper angle. Conceptualizing can be pretty hard considering that the movement must be a continuous loop. You will also need to learn skills to use Photoshop. There are some apps that can help the average Joe make one.

Some people consider this kind of image as art. It makes you want to appreciate the image and explore the background as well. A standard image doesn’t have this kind of effect as if time stood still.

To create a cinemagraph you will need a camera, tripod and photo editing software. There are a lot of tutorials on the web on how to create a Cinemagraph.