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    1. 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 ...

    2. 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 ...

    3. 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 ...

    4. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Topic Overview

      You may wish to consider adoption as an alternative to treatment for infertility. Learning more about the tests,exams,success rates,and costs of infertility treatment may help you decide. Adoption provides people with an opportunity to raise and nurture a child. In recent years,the increased availability of infants and children from outside the United States has increased the chances of a ...

    5. Infertility and Reproduction acTopic Centers - Health Tools

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

    6. 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 ...

    7. 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.

    8. Fertility Problems - Topic Overview

      Infertility treatment has great potential for squandering some of your most precious resources-money,time,and peace of mind. Before you start infertility treatment,decide how much money,time,and emotional energy you can afford to spend on infertility treatment. Take control of a process that can so easily take control of you. Financial limits Consider: What your insurance coverage will ...

    9. 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 ...

    10. Fertility Problems - Exams and Tests

      Learn about infertility testing for both men and women.

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