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  1. 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 ...

  2. Infertility: Problems With Fallopian Tubes - Topic Overview

    Problems with the fallopian tubes are a leading cause of infertility in women. Tubal blockage may be caused by: Previous infection (most often a sexually transmitted disease ; sometimes associated with a ruptured appendix ). Tubal ligation for sterilization or other types of surgery. Endometriosis,a common cause of infertility. Scarring of fallopian tubes associated with previous pelvic ...

  3. Infertility: Factors That Affect Treatment Success - Topic Overview

    Infertility treatment success is defined as the birth of a healthy infant. Major factors that affect your chances of conceiving and carrying a healthy pregnancy with or without treatment include maternal age,how long you have been trying to conceive,and the cause of infertility. For more information,see the What Happens section of the topic Fertility Problems. Infertility clinic success ...

  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. Mumps in Men After Puberty

    Symptoms and complications of mumps in men.

  6. 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.

  7. Ejaculation Disorders in Men

    Ejaculation disorders are common sexual problems in men. Find out more.

  8. STDs, Women, and Infertility

    Sexually transmitted diseases may be associated with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and infertility. Here's what you should know.

  9. Infertility: Tobacco, Marijuana, and Other Drugs

    Tobacco, marijuana, and other drugs may cause infertility. Find out how.

  10. Child-Free Living

    Living child free has its advantages. Read more about the perks of deciding against parenthood.

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