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Are you or someone you love trying to get pregnant or have infertility? Learn how the reproductive system works and get answers to infertility questions.

What is Infertility/Reproduction?

Infertility doesn’t mean you can never have a child.

How much do you know about fertility, infertility, and conception? Take this WebMD quiz and find out.

Causes

Learn the causes of female infertility.

Get answers to common questions about sperm, including how long sperm live

Uterine fibroids can make getting pregnant difficult for some women. Learn more in WebMD's Uterine Fibroids Health Center.

This STD-related problem can lead to infertility.

Up to half of all cases of infertility involve men.

Disorders of the penis and testes can affect a man's sexual functioning and fertility.

Radiation and chemotherapy treatment for cancer can cause infertility in both men and women.

Are You at Risk?

A luteal phase defect is a disruption in a woman's monthly menstrual cycle.

Family history is just one factor.

Loss of ovarian function can occur before age 40 and as early as age the teen years.

All three can affect fertility. Find out how.

Infertility can be a complication for some STDs. Read more on STD’s and infertility in women

In case you needed more reasons to keep these in check, here they are. We know more about the links between tobacco and infertility, yet other substances can also affect fertility.

Some drugs used to treat breast cancer can cause fertility problems. Learn more about breast cancer drugs and infertility.

Prevention

Tobacco, alcohol and other substances can cause problems. Learn what else to avoid.

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