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  1. Infertility & Reproduction Guide - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection for Infertility

    Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) used to treat sperm - related infertility problems. ICSI is used to enhance the fertilization phase of in vitro fertilization (IVF) by injecting a single sperm into a mature egg. The fertilized egg is then placed in a woman's uterus or fallopian tube.Sperm collection. If sperm cannot be collected by means of ...

  2. Infertility: Using Ultrasound in ART - Topic Overview

    Most medical centers that treat infertility with assisted reproductive techniques use ultrasound technology to retrieve eggs. Using ultrasound for instrument guidance in assisted reproductive techniques has advantages over the traditional use of laparoscopy. Advantages of ultrasound over laparoscopy include: Less trauma. No need for general anesthetic,which can cause complications. Less ...

  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. Insemination for Infertility - Topic Overview

    Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is the flushing of specially washed sperm through a thin flexible tube (catheter) directly into the uterus. Artificial insemination (AI) is the placement of sperm into a woman's cervix or vagina. The sperm then travel into the uterus and fallopian tubes,where they may fertilize an egg. See an illustration of the female reproductive system. Insemination ...

  5. Infertility: Problems With Ovulation - 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 ...

  6. Fertility Problems - 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

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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.

  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. Infertility: Questions to Ask About Medicine or Hormone Treatment - 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 ...

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