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  1. 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 ...

  2. Fertility Problems - Exams and Tests

    Learn about infertility testing for both men and women.

  3. 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 ...

  4. Infertility: Questions to Ask About Surgery - 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. ...

  5. Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction - Topic Overview

    Multifetal pregnancy reduction (MFPR) is a procedure used to reduce the number of fetuses in a multiple pregnancy,usually to two. When a pregnancy involves three or more fetuses (high-order pregnancy),the risks of miscarriage,stillbirth,and lifelong disability increase with each additional fetus. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) and fertility drugs have greatly increased the number of ...

  6. Fertility Problems - Topic Overview

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

  7. Infertility: Tobacco, Marijuana, and Other Drugs

    Tobacco, marijuana, and other drugs may cause infertility. Find out how.

  8. Mumps in Men After Puberty

    Symptoms and complications of mumps in men.

  9. STDs, Women, and Infertility

    Sexually transmitted diseases may be associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and infertility. Here's what you should know.

  10. Ejaculation Disorders in Men

    Ejaculation disorders are common sexual problems in men. Find out more.

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