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  1. 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 Multiple pregnancy Transferring several fertilized eggs during assisted fertilization techniques (as for in vitro ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Irregular Periods and Getting Pregnant

    WebMD explains the causes of infertility and offers tips for getting pregnant.

  7. Infertility Drugs

    WebMD provides a list of some common drugs used to treat infertility.

  8. 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

  9. GIFT and ZIFT

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

  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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