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  1. 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 ...

  2. Infertility: Emotional and Social Concerns - Topic Overview

    Infertility is a major life crisis for many couples. It may affect self-esteem,body image,sexual identity,life goals,and sexual relations. When faced with the possibility or diagnosis of infertility,you may experience a broad range of emotions,including: Initial disbelief and denial followed by anger and grief. Loss of control. Guilt and blame. Finding out that one partner is infertile ...

  3. Infertility & Reproduction Guide - Topic Overview

    Radiation and chemotherapy treatment for cancer can cause infertility in both men and women. High doses of radiation and alkylating chemotherapy (such as chlorambucil,cyclophosphamide,and nitrogen mustard) pose the highest risk of damaging egg and sperm. But some people suffer no fertility effects. In general,the higher the dose and the longer the treatment,the greater the risk to your ...

  4. Fertility Problems - What Happens

    You can be considered infertile if you have not been able to conceive after 1 year of sex without using birth control. However, some people who have an infertility diagnosis do go on to become pregnant.

  5. In Vitro Fertilization for Infertility

    During in vitro fertilization (IVF), eggs and sperm are brought together in a laboratory glass dish to allow the sperm to fertilize an egg. With IVF, you can use any combination of your own eggs and sperm and donor eggs and sperm.See an illustration of the female reproductive system.Ovulation and egg retrieval. To prepare for an assisted reproductive procedure using your own eggs, you will ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Analogues for Infertility

    Drug details for Gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues for infertility.

  8. 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 ...

  9. The Fertility Evaluation

    A standard fertility evaluation includes physical exams and medical and sexual histories of both partners. Find out what types of tests are also involved.

  10. Mumps in Men After Puberty

    Symptoms and complications of mumps in men.

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