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  1. Infertility & Reproduction Guide - Topic Overview

    Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) do not ovulate regularly and often have difficulty becoming pregnant. Although the medicine clomiphene (Clomid) is commonly used to stimulate ovulation,it doesn't work for some women with PCOS. This is because PCOS ovulation problems are linked to an imbalance of multiple body systems. Often other treatment measures can restore balance to the body's ...

  2. Fertility Awareness

    Fertility awareness (also called natural family planning or periodic abstinence) is a way to check the changes your body goes through during a menstrual cycle. This information can help you learn when you ovulate.

  3. Fertility Problems - Other Treatment

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

  4. Infertility: Setting Limits on Testing - 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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.

  7. Fertility Problems - Treatment Overview

    Before you and your partner start treatment for infertility, talk about how far you want to go. For example, you may want to try medication but do not want to have surgery.

  8. Infertility: Emotional and Social Concerns - Topic Overview

    Infertility is a major life crisis for many couples. It may affect self-esteem,body image,sexual identity,life goals,and sexual relations. When faced with the possibility or diagnosis of infertility,you may experience a broad range of emotions,including: Initial disbelief and denial followed by anger and grief. Loss of control. Guilt and blame. Finding out that one partner is infertile ...

  9. Vasectomy Reversal (Vasovasostomy)

    A vasectomy is considered a permanent method of birth control. Vasectomy reversal (vasovasostomy) reconnects the tubes (vas deferens) that were cut during a vasectomy.

  10. Fertility Problems - What Happens

    You can be considered infertile if you have not been able to conceive after 1 year of sex without using birth control. However, some people who have an infertility diagnosis do go on to become pregnant.

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