There are various reasons why couples may wish to conceive either a baby boy or a girl. Family balance or societal pressures are some of the reasons. Rarely, there may be a medical reason why a child of a particular sex is desired. But sex selection purely for social reasons has ethical and demographic dilemmas, and is medically illegal in many jurisdictions.
Many couples worry that the use of reversible family planning methods may somehow affect chances of future conception. Such concerns are erroneous. Reversible contraceptives only interfere with conception when in active use. Once use of a reversible contraceptive has been discontinued, fertility resumes promptly.
The term ovarian cyst is known to most women in the reproductive age group. It denotes fluid-filled swellings within the ovary. Unfortunately, many women get quite anxious whenever a diagnosis of an ovarian cyst is made. Luckily, most cysts are innocent (or benign in medical terms), and usually disappear on their own without any active interventions.
The optimal fertility window for both women (and men) is narrow, and shrinks exponentially with advancing age. Pregnancies are best planned when fertility rates are highest, couples are in optimal health, and when chances of delivering a healthy baby are highest. Biologically, the optimal age bracket for the best fertility outcomes spans from the mid-20s to the mid-30s.