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  1. Your Guide to Female Infertility

    WebMD explains causes and risk factors for female infertility.

  2. Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization

    Learn more from WebMD about in vitro fertilization -- or IVF -- including how it's done and success rates.

  3. How Do Exercise, Weight, and Age Affect Fertility?

    Exercise, weight, and age are factors that can affect fertility. Find out how from WebMD.

  4. Pregnancy and Miscarriage

    WebMD explains the symptoms and possible causes of miscarriage.

  5. Infertility and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    WebMD explains how polycystic ovary syndrome -- or PCOS -- is connected to a woman's ovulation and her ability to get pregnant.

  6. Tubal Ligation Reversal - Topic Overview

    Tubal ligation is a surgical procedure in which a woman's fallopian tubes are blocked,cut,or sealed to prevent her eggs from traveling from the ovaries into the fallopian tubes,where they could be fertilized by a sperm. Tubal ligation is a highly effective form of birth control that is almost always permanent. Reversing a tubal ligation by reattaching the cut or sealed ends of the tubes is a ...

  7. Infertility & Reproduction Guide - Semen Analysis

    A semen analysis measures the amount of semen a man produces and determines the number and quality of sperm in the semen sample. A semen analysis is usually one of the first tests done to help determine whether a man has a problem fathering a child

  8. Infertility: Ethical and Legal Concerns - Topic Overview

    Reproductive research and treatment raise numerous ethical and legal concerns. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has issued a number of statements about ethics and responsibility,which you can review on its Web site at http://www.asrm.org/Media/Ethics/ethicsmain.html. Multiple pregnancy Transferring several fertilized eggs during assisted fertilization techniques (as for in vitro ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...

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