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    1. Infertility & Reproduction Guide - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection for Infertility

      Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) used to treat sperm - related infertility problems. ICSI is used to enhance the fertilization phase of in vitro fertilization (IVF) by injecting a single sperm into a mature egg. The fertilized egg is then placed in a woman's uterus or fallopian tube.Sperm collection. If sperm cannot be collected by means of ...

    2. 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

    3. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Overview

      What are infertility tests?Infertility tests are done to help find out why a woman cannot become pregnant. The tests help find whether the problem is with the man, the woman, or both. Tests usually include a physical examination, semen analysis, blood tests, and special procedures. See illustrations of the male reproductive system and the female reproductive system.Should I be tested?Before you ..

    4. Antisperm Antibody Test

      An antisperm antibody test looks for special proteins (antibodies) that fight against a man's sperm in blood, vaginal fluids, or semen. The test uses a sample of sperm and adds a substance that binds only to affected sperm.

    5. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Topic Overview

      Looking for a cause of infertility can be a brief process,or can become a financially,emotionally,and physically demanding succession of tests and procedures. Before you start infertility testing,take some time together to talk about how far each of you is willing to go. Consider: How you feel about undergoing invasive testing if initial sperm and blood tests find no infertility cause. ...

    6. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Topic Overview

      Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the flushing of specially washed sperm through a thin flexible tube (catheter) directly into the uterus. Artificial insemination (AI) is the placement of sperm into a woman's cervix or vagina. The sperm then travel into the uterus and fallopian tubes,where they may fertilize an egg. See an illustration of the female reproductive system. Insemination ...

    7. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Topic Overview

      Infertility treatment success is defined as the birth of a healthy infant. Major factors that affect your chances of conceiving and carrying a healthy pregnancy with or without treatment include maternal age,how long you have been trying to conceive,and the cause of infertility. For more information,see the What Happens section of the topic Fertility Problems. Infertility clinic success ...

    8. Infertility: Problems With the Man's Reproductive System - Topic Overview

      The most common cause of male infertility is low sperm count. Absence of sperm in the semen is less common,affecting only 1% of all men and 10% to 15% of infertile men. 1 Causes of sperm count problems include: Hormonal problems in the testicles or pituitary gland. The pituitary gland releases hormones that stimulate the testicles to produce testosterone. Testicular injury or failure,either ...

    9. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Topic Overview

      When considering a surgical infertility treatment,ask: About your doctor's experience with microsurgical techniques. Surgery to correct infertility in both men and women often requires specialized training and experience. Whether problems can be corrected during laparoscopy. Some problems with a woman's reproductive tract can be corrected during laparoscopic testing on an outpatient basis. ...

    10. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - 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 ...

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