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  1. Fertility Problems - Other Treatment

    Read about assisted reproductive technologies including in vitro fertilization (IVF).

  2. Infertility: Emotional and Social Concerns - Topic Overview

    Infertility is a major life crisis for many couples. It may affect self-esteem,body image,sexual identity,life goals,and sexual relations. When faced with the possibility or diagnosis of infertility,you may experience a broad range of emotions,including: Initial disbelief and denial followed by anger and grief. Loss of control. Guilt and blame. Finding out that one partner is infertile ...

  3. Fertility Problems - When To Call a Doctor

    Consult with your health professional about infertility concerns if you want children but have been unable to become pregnant after 1 year of having sex without using birth control, or you are a woman older than 35 who has been unable to become pregnant a

  4. Fertility Problems - Surgery

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

  5. Gamete and Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT and ZIFT) for Infertility

    Some infertile couples are affected by conditions that prevent the sperm and egg from traveling through a fallopian tube, where fertilization and the first stage of cell division take place. The following are assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures used to improve the chances of conception in the fallopian tubes. The first step of each of these treatment cycles is superovulation, the ...

  6. Infertility: Using Ultrasound in ART - Topic Overview

    Most medical centers that treat infertility with assisted reproductive techniques use ultrasound technology to retrieve eggs. Using ultrasound for instrument guidance in assisted reproductive techniques has advantages over the traditional use of laparoscopy. Advantages of ultrasound over laparoscopy include: Less trauma. No need for general anesthetic,which can cause complications. Less ...

  7. Fertility Problems - Symptoms

    Infertility does not cause physical symptoms. Infertility is a general term for a couple's inability to get pregnant after 1 year of having sex 2 to 3 times a week without using birth control methods.

  8. 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 ...

  9. Fertility Problems - What Happens

    You can be considered infertile if you have not been able to conceive after 1 year of sex without using birth control. However, some people who have an infertility diagnosis do go on to become pregnant.

  10. Fertility Problems - Topic Overview

    Infertility means you have not been able to get pregnant after you have tried for at least 1 year.

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