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    1. 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 ...

    2. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Topic Overview

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

    3. 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 ...

    4. In Vitro Fertilization for Infertility

      During in vitro fertilization (IVF), eggs and sperm are brought together in a laboratory glass dish to allow the sperm to fertilize an egg. With IVF, you can use any combination of your own eggs and sperm and donor eggs and sperm.See an illustration of the female reproductive system.Ovulation and egg retrieval. To prepare for an assisted reproductive procedure using your own eggs, you will ...

    5. Sonohysterogram

      A sonohysterogram uses ultrasound to look at the inside of your uterus. A salt (saline) solution is put in the uterus for a clearer image.Ultrasound images from a sonohysterogram can help find the cause of bleeding or problems with getting pregnant. Unlike a hysterosalpingogram, a sonohysterogram doesn't use X-rays or an iodine dye. The test can be done in a doctor's office, a hospital, or a clinic.

    6. Fertility Problems - Symptoms

      Infertility does not cause physical symptoms. Infertility is a general term for a couple's inability to get pregnant after 1 year of having sex 2 to 3 times a week without using birth control methods.

    7. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Health Tools

      This health tools will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding fertility problems.

    8. Insemination Procedures for Infertility

      An insemination procedure uses a thin, flexible tube (catheter) to put sperm into the woman's reproductive tract. For some couples with infertility problems, insemination can improve the chances of pregnancy.Donor sperm are used if the male partner is sterile, has an extremely low sperm count, or carries a risk of genetic disease. A woman planning to conceive without a male partner can also use ..

    9. 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 ..

    10. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - 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

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