Sterile It is a word that derives from the Latin word terĭlis and that works like adjective . It is used to identify that which has no production or that does not generate fruits. This notion can be applied to a human being unable to have children, to a ground It offers few crops or a task that is vain or insufficient.
For example: “The saddest day of life was when the doctor told me I was sterile”, “This province is full of barren fields that are worthless”, “It was a sterile effort: in the end, the house was flooded anyway”.
It is known as sterility , on the other hand, to the particularity that is attributed to beings that do not meet the conditions to achieve reproduction. A person , to cite a specific case, it is sterile when it suffers from an inappropriate development of its reproductive system or has gametes with defects.
In the human being, the sterility It can occur due to various factors. Some studies indicate that, in 65% of couples, the reasons for sterility are related to woman , while, in 25%, they can be attributed to man . In the remaining 10%, the couple is sterile since there is an incompatibility between the man and the woman.
Among the main causes that cause a female to be sterile and, therefore, unable to have children are the following: malformations in what are her reproductive sexual organs, hormonal problems that cause her not to ovulate, overweight or class factors toxic
However, we must not forget that in the same way there are certain diseases that result in the sterility of the woman who suffers them. Specifically among the pathologies that can cause this problem are tuberculosis, polyps, cysts or fibroids.
On the other hand, in the case of man, his inability to have children can be caused by a small amount of semen, of being impotent, of suffering alcoholism, of having sperm that move poorly, of obstruction problems in which they are your sexual organs or as a consequence of various serious diseases such as urliana fever or varicocele. The latter is defined as being a dilation of what are the veins of the sperm cord that is responsible for draining the testicles.
In addition to all of the above, we cannot ignore the fact that there are two types of sterility. Thus, in the first place is the primary call which is defined by the fact that a couple has never been able to have children naturally. And secondly, there is the one known as secondary which is the one that it produces when a couple cannot return to have offspring after having had a first pregnancy.
Another use of the sterile concept is associated with the objects or substances found free or stripped of microorganisms . The surgical instruments used in operations must be sterile to avoid infections.
It is known as sterilization Likewise, to the method that allows to eliminate all the modalities of life of an object or a place. By destroying microorganisms, their propagation to other media is prevented.