Most of us have grown up with some ingrained habits. Some good, some bad, and some just plainly stupid. Some things we do subconsciously, but we still knowingly get onto pretty unhealthy habits. Being conscious of healthier behavior steers us clear of diseases we could well do without.
Once you stop using a reversible contraceptive, you should expect to conceive fairly quickly. Some methods, like the injectables, may delay the resumption of regular periods depending on the duration of use. But once the periods resume, implying regular release of eggs (ovulation), conception should then follow. If however you do not conceive within a year, there is usually a likelihood that something else may be affecting your chances of conception.
If delay in conceiving is suspected to be due to failure to ovulate, a comprehensive gynecological evaluation must be done to diagnose the exact cause. The evaluation includes reviewing your menstrual pattern, followed by hormone tests and imaging of the reproductive organs. Additional testing for uncommon conditions may be recommended for a few.
A problem with having or sustaining an erection is referred to as Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Men with ED are unable to have satisfactory penetrative sexual intercourse. Studies suggest about 40 percent of men over the age of 40 suffer from some form of ED. Remedial measures are readily available, and men should not shy away from seeking help.