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  1. Sperm FAQ

    WebMD answers common questions about sperm, including how long sperm live, sperm analysis, sperm thickness, how to keep sperm healthy, and more.

  2. Tubal Ligation Reversal

    WebMD explains the pros and cons of reversing a tubal ligation, various reversal procedures, success rates, and costs.

  3. Infertility: Problems With Fallopian Tubes - Topic Overview

    Problems with the fallopian tubes are a leading cause of infertility in women. Tubal blockage may be caused by: Previous infection (most often a sexually transmitted disease ; sometimes associated with a ruptured appendix ). Tubal ligation for sterilization or other types of surgery. Endometriosis,a common cause of infertility. Scarring of fallopian tubes associated with previous pelvic ...

  4. Infertility: Ethical and Legal Concerns - Topic Overview

    Reproductive research and treatment raise numerous ethical and legal concerns. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has issued a number of statements about ethics and responsibility,which you can review on its Web site at http://www.asrm.org/Media/Ethics/ethicsmain.html. Multiple pregnancy Transferring several fertilized eggs during assisted fertilization techniques (as for in vitro ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Infertility: Problems With the Uterus and Cervix - Topic Overview

    Problems with a woman's uterus and/or cervix may be caused by: Abnormalities of the uterus present from birth. Previous surgery or a procedure,such as a cervical cone biopsy or a dilation and curettage (D&C),which may decrease fertility if these procedures have damaged the cervix or uterine lining (rare). Exposure to certain drugs before birth,such as DES,which may cause deformities ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Infertility: Aging Egg Supply - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Fertility Problems: Should I Be Tested?Infertility: Should I Have Treatment?

  9. Undescended Testicle: Fertility Problems - Topic Overview

    Men who have or have had an undescended testicle are more likely to have problems with the reproductive system that may cause them to be unable to father a child ( infertility ). Most doctors believe that early diagnosis and treatment for an undescended testicle improves chances for fertility in adulthood. Generally,doctors recommend surgical treatment to place the testicle in the scrotum by ...

  10. Tubal Ligation Reversal - Topic Overview

    Tubal ligation is a surgical procedure in which a woman's fallopian tubes are blocked,cut,or sealed to prevent her eggs from traveling from the ovaries into the fallopian tubes,where they could be fertilized by a sperm. Tubal ligation is a highly effective form of birth control that is almost always permanent. Reversing a tubal ligation by reattaching the cut or sealed ends of the tubes is a ...

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