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  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. Infertility & Reproduction Guide - Semen Analysis

    A semen analysis measures the amount of semen a man produces and determines the number and quality of sperm in the semen sample. A semen analysis is usually one of the first tests done to help determine whether a man has a problem fathering a child

  6. GIFT and ZIFT

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

  7. Vasectomy Reversal (Vasovasostomy)

    A vasectomy is considered a permanent method of birth control. Vasectomy reversal (vasovasostomy) reconnects the tubes (vas deferens) that were cut during a vasectomy.

  8. 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 ...

  9. Infertility: Questions to Ask About Surgery - Topic Overview

    When considering a surgical infertility treatment,ask: About your doctor's experience with microsurgical techniques. Surgery to correct infertility in both men and women often requires specialized training and experience. Whether problems can be corrected during laparoscopy. Some problems with a woman's reproductive tract can be corrected during laparoscopic testing on an outpatient basis. ...

  10. Fertility Problems - Surgery

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

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