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  1. Infertility & Reproduction Guide - Prevention

    Some causes of infertility are related to lifestyle or other health conditions. To help protect your fertility:Avoid using tobacco (cigarettes) and marijuana, which reduce fertility, especially by reducing sperm counts.Avoid exposure to chemicals.Avoid excessive alcohol use, which may damage eggs or sperm.Limit sex partners and use condoms to reduce the risk of getting a sexually transmitted ...

  2. 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).

  3. Infertility: Factors That Affect Treatment Success - Topic Overview

    Infertility treatment success is defined as the birth of a healthy infant. Major factors that affect your chances of conceiving and carrying a healthy pregnancy with or without treatment include maternal age,how long you have been trying to conceive,and the cause of infertility. For more information,see the What Happens section of the topic Fertility Problems. Infertility clinic success ...

  4. Infertility: Questions to Ask About Assisted Reproductive Technology - Topic Overview

    When considering an assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedure,ask your doctor: For a step-by-step description of the procedure you're considering,including any fertility medicines,daily blood testing,and egg harvesting. ART treatment is physically and emotionally demanding,especially of the female partner. About his or her level of expertise. ART procedures to correct infertility ...

  5. Fertility Problems - Cause

    Learn about causes of infertility in the woman's or man's reproductive system.

  6. Fertility Problems - Surgery

    In some cases of infertility, a structural problem can be treated surgically, increasing the chances of natural conception.

  7. Infertility: Setting Limits on Treatment - Topic Overview

    Infertility treatment has great potential for squandering some of your most precious resources-money,time,and peace of mind. Before you start infertility treatment,decide how much money,time,and emotional energy you can afford to spend on infertility treatment. Take control of a process that can so easily take control of you. Financial limits Consider: What your insurance coverage will ...

  8. Fertility Problems - Prevention

    Some causes of infertility are related to lifestyle or other health conditions. To help protect your fertility: Avoid using tobacco (cigarettes) and marijuana, which reduce fertility, especially by reducing sperm counts. Avoid exposure to chemicals.

  9. Infertility: Aging Egg Supply - Topic Overview

    From birth,females have a fixed-though plentiful-supply of eggs (ovarian reserve). As a woman ages past her mid-30s,her eggs gradually degrade,making it less likely that she will naturally conceive,or that an assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedure will result in pregnancy and a healthy baby. Among American women in their 20s to mid-30s,over 35% give birth per ART cycle using ...

  10. Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction - Topic Overview

    Multifetal pregnancy reduction (MFPR) is a procedure used to reduce the number of fetuses in a multiple pregnancy,usually to two. When a pregnancy involves three or more fetuses (high-order pregnancy),the risks of miscarriage,stillbirth,and lifelong disability increase with each additional fetus. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) and fertility drugs have greatly increased the number of ...

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