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  1. Fertility Problems - Treatment Overview

    Before you and your partner start treatment for infertility, talk about how far you want to go. For example, you may want to try medication but do not want to have surgery.

  2. Medications

    Medication or hormone treatments are often the first steps in infertility treatment. They are also used for in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technologies.Medication ChoicesMedications to stimulate ovulationClomiphene citrate (Clomid) stimulates the release of hormones that trigger ovulation. Clomiphene is typically the first choice of treatment for unexplained lack of ...

  3. Infertility: Questions to Ask About Assisted Reproductive Technology - 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 ...

  4. 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

  5. Fallopian Tube Procedures for Infertility

    A fallopian tube blockage typically prevents successful passage of the egg to the sperm, or the fertilized egg to the uterus. Surgery can be used to try to correct this common cause of infertility.

  6. Infertility: Aging Egg Supply - Topic Overview

    From birth,females have a fixed-though plentiful-supply of eggs (ovarian reserve). As a woman ages past her mid-30s,her eggs gradually degrade,making it less likely that she will naturally conceive,or that an assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedure will result in pregnancy and a healthy baby. Among American women in their 20s to mid-30s,over 35% give birth per ART cycle using ...

  7. Fertility Awareness

    Fertility awareness (also called natural family planning or periodic abstinence) is a way to check the changes your body goes through during a menstrual cycle. This information can help you learn when you ovulate.

  8. Fertility Problems - Exams and Tests

    Learn about infertility testing for both men and women.

  9. 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 ...

  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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