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    1. Fertility Problems - 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 ...

    2. Fertility Problems - 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. ...

    3. Fertility Problems - Topic Overview

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

    4. Fallopian Tube Procedures for Infertility

      A fallopian tube blockage typically prevents successful passage of the egg to the sperm, or the fertilized egg to the uterus. Surgery can be used to try to correct this common cause of infertility.

    5. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I have infertility testing? ...

    6. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Fertility Problems: Should I Be Tested?

    7. Fertility Problems - 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 ..

    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 - 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.

    10. 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.

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