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    1. 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 ...

    2. Fertility Problems - 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. 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. 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.

    5. Irregular Periods and Getting Pregnant

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

    6. Infertility Drugs

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

    7. 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

    8. GIFT and ZIFT

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

    9. 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 ...

    10. 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.

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