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    1. Infertility & Reproduction Guide - Topic Overview

      Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) do not ovulate regularly and often have difficulty becoming pregnant. Although the medicine clomiphene (Clomid) is commonly used to stimulate ovulation,it doesn't work for some women with PCOS. This is because PCOS ovulation problems are linked to an imbalance of multiple body systems. Often other treatment measures can restore balance to the body's ...

    2. Infertility & Reproduction Guide - Topic Overview

      Radiation and chemotherapy treatment for cancer can cause infertility in both men and women. High doses of radiation and alkylating chemotherapy (such as chlorambucil,cyclophosphamide,and nitrogen mustard) pose the highest risk of damaging egg and sperm. But some people suffer no fertility effects. In general,the higher the dose and the longer the treatment,the greater the risk to your ...

    3. Sperm FAQ

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

    4. Tubal Ligation Reversal

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

    5. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - 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 ...

    6. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - 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?

    7. Fertility Problems - 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 ...

    8. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - 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 ...

    9. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - 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 ...

    10. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - 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 ...

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