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Medical Reference Related to Infertility & Reproduction

  1. Your Pre-Pregnancy Checkup

    To ensure you have a healthy pregnancy, many experts now recommend that women start seeing an obstetrician before they become pregnant for pre-pregnancy or preconception care. Find out from WebMD what's involved.

  2. Absence of Periods

    Women normally do not menstruate before puberty, during pregnancy, and after menopause. If a woman does not get her period when she normally should, it may be a symptom of a treatable medical condition. WebMD explains amenorrhea.

  3. Irregular Periods and Getting Pregnant

    WebMD explains the causes of infertility and offers tips for getting pregnant.

  4. Infertility Drugs

    WebMD provides a list of some common drugs used to treat infertility.

  5. GIFT and ZIFT

    WebMD explains GIFT and ZIFT, two alternatives to in vitro fertilization, including their success rates and costs.

  6. Tobacco, Marijuana, and Other Drugs

    Smoking and drug use may cause infertility in both men and women.

  7. Infertility & Reproduction Guide - Hysteroscopy

    A hysteroscopy is a way for your doctor to look at the lining of your uterus.

  8. Fertility Awareness

    Fertility awareness (also called natural family planning or periodic abstinence) is a way to check the changes your body goes through during a menstrual cycle. This information can help you learn when you ovulate.

  9. Insemination Procedures for Infertility

    An insemination procedure uses a thin, flexible tube (catheter) to put sperm into the woman's reproductive tract. For some couples with infertility problems, insemination can improve the chances of pregnancy.Donor sperm are used if the male partner is sterile, has an extremely low sperm count, or carries a risk of genetic disease. A woman planning to conceive without a male partner can also use ..

  10. Sperm Penetration Tests

    Sperm penetration tests check to see whether a man's sperm can move through cervical mucus and the fallopian tubes to join with (fertilize) an egg. This test is usually done when a couple is having trouble becoming pregnant (infertility).

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