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  1. Infertility: Problems With Fallopian Tubes - 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 ...

  2. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) for Infertility

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

  3. 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 http://www.asrm.org/Media/Ethics/ethicsmain.html. Multiple pregnancy Transferring several fertilized eggs during assisted fertilization techniques (as for in vitro ...

  4. Fertility Problems - Surgery

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

  5. Infertility: Problems With the Uterus and Cervix - 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 ...

  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 - Home Treatment

    To decrease your risk of infertility and increase your chances of becoming pregnant, use the following guidelines. Track ovulation at home: Estimate when you are ovulating by practicing fertility awareness, including monitoring your cervical mucus changes

  8. 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.Avoid excessive alcohol use, which may damage eggs or sperm.Limit sex partners and use condoms to reduce the risk of getting a sexually transmitted ...

  9. Fertility Problems - What Increases Your Risk

    Infertility has many causes that involve either the woman's, the man's, or both partners' reproductive systems. Some factors that increase your risk of infertility are within your control; others are not.

  10. Fertility Problems - Topic Overview

    Infertility means you have not been able to get pregnant after you have tried for at least 1 year.

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