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    1. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - When To Call a Doctor

      Consult with your health professional about infertility concerns if you want children but have been unable to become pregnant after 1 year of having sex without using birth control, or you are a woman older than 35 who has been unable to become pregnant a

    2. 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 ...

    3. Fertility Problems - Topic Overview

      It can be difficult and complicated to determine the cause of ovulation problems. Possible causes may include: Hormonal imbalances. 70% of all women with ovulation problems have hormonal imbalances related to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). 1 Other ovulation problems can originate in the ovaries,or in the pituitary gland and hypothalamus,which produce hormones that regulate the menstrual ...

    4. 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 ...

    5. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - 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

    6. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Topic Overview

      When considering whether to try medicine or hormone treatment for infertility,ask: Whether there are any possible long-term risks related to the proposed treatment. Whether you need to change your sexual activities during treatment. Your doctor may have suggestions for timing sex to increase the possibility of becoming pregnant. How long this type of treatment is recommended before it's ...

    7. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Other Treatment

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

    8. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Topic Overview

      When considering an assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedure,ask your doctor: For a step-by-step description of the procedure you're considering,including any fertility medicines,daily blood testing,and egg harvesting. ART treatment is physically and emotionally demanding,especially of the female partner. About his or her level of expertise. ART procedures to correct infertility ...

    9. 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. Multiple Pregnancy: Should I Consider a Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction?

    10. 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.

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