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  1. Infertility: Problems With Ovulation - Topic Overview

    It can be difficult and complicated to determine the cause of ovulation problems. Possible causes may include: Hormonal imbalances. 70% of all women with ovulation problems have hormonal imbalances related to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). 1 Other ovulation problems can originate in the ovaries,or in the pituitary gland and hypothalamus,which produce hormones that regulate the menstrual ...

  2. Fallopian Tube Procedures for Infertility

    A fallopian tube blockage typically prevents successful passage of the egg to the sperm, or the fertilized egg to the uterus. Surgery can be used to try to correct this common cause of infertility.

  3. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) for Infertility

    Drug details for Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) for infertility.

  4. Gonadotropin Treatment for Infertility

    Drug details for Gonadotropin treatment for infertility.

  5. Fertility Problems - Medications

    Medication or hormone treatments are often the first steps in infertility treatment. They are also used for in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technologies. Medication Choices: Medications to stimulate ovulation: Clomiphene citrate (Cl

  6. Fertility Problems - Prevention

    Some causes of infertility are related to lifestyle or other health conditions. To help protect your fertility: Avoid using tobacco (cigarettes) and marijuana, which reduce fertility, especially by reducing sperm counts. Avoid exposure to chemicals.

  7. Fertility Problems - Other Treatment

    Read about assisted reproductive technologies including in vitro fertilization (IVF).

  8. Infertility: Thinking About Adoption - Topic Overview

    You may wish to consider adoption as an alternative to treatment for infertility. Learning more about the tests,exams,success rates,and costs of infertility treatment may help you decide. Adoption provides people with an opportunity to raise and nurture a child. In recent years,the increased availability of infants and children from outside the United States has increased the chances of a ...

  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. Medications

    Medication or hormone treatments are often the first steps in infertility treatment. They are also used for in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technologies.Medication ChoicesMedications to stimulate ovulationClomiphene citrate (Clomid) stimulates the release of hormones that trigger ovulation. Clomiphene is typically the first choice of treatment for unexplained lack of ...

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